President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving the ODPP's 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 performance reports fro DPP Noordin Haji
President Uhuru Kenyatta receiving the ODPP's 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 performance reports fro DPP Noordin Haji. PSCU


The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions(ODPP) published its annual report on Monday showing its activities from 2017 – 2020.

The report was delivered to President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday at State House by DPP Noordin Haji.
Inside the document, the DPP had prosecuted 135 high impact cases as of June 30, 2020, involving more than Sh224 billion, which is still pending before the courts.

The cases involve large sums of money, senior government officials and those of significant public interest.

57 per cent of the cases were registered in court between January 2018 and June 2020 while 43 per cent were registered before 2018.

Those registered from June 2018 up to date involved amounts amounting to over Sh157 billion whereas cases registered in 2017 and earlier involved cash amounting to Sh67 billion.

“This is a clear illustration of the collective effort put by the ODPP in collaboration with stakeholders in the fight against graft,” Haji said.

He added that at least 53 cases involving top government officials were registered during the period recounted by the report.

The state officials include 7 CS and PSs, 11 governors and Senior County Officials, 22 directors and CEOs, 7 MPs, 1 Deputy County Commissioner and 5 MCAs.

In this year alone, two cases amounting to Sh1.2 billion involving government officials are in court.

In 2019, ODPP filed 26 high profile cases, totalling to Sh140 billion, as opposed to 49 cases of the same filed in 2018 amounting to Sh16 billion.

While receiving the report, the President asked Haji to concentrate more on the successful prosecution of high-profile cases especially those involving misuse of public resources.

Uhuru said that it is only through successful prosecution of such cases that the agency will win and retain the confidence of Kenyans.

"Confidence is a temporary thing. If people don’t see results, that confidence can also evaporate. It is therefore important that results are also shown so as to justify the investments we are putting in," he said.

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