DCI George Kinoti, DPP Noordin Haji and Inspector General of police Hillary Mutyambai are expected to appear before the Senate Justice and Legal Affairs Committee.

The trio was summoned following a standoff in high court between the DCI and DPP that led to the release of KPA boss Daniel Manduku without charges.

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According to the Senate committee, the discord between Kinoti and Haji will reverse the gains made in the fight against corruption.

The trio is required to appear before the committee on March 25 for an audit of their rivalry.

“These fights or perceived sibling rivalry will hamper prosecution especially on high-octane cases in both corruption and other related cases,” said the committee chair Samson Cherargei.

“We hope this is a false start and not bigger or worse things will happen to the fight against corruption and other related cases,” he added.

The two institutions have been blaming each other for the acquittal of some of the suspects.

Matters came to a head on Tuesday, March 3 when the DCI produced Kenya Ports Authority boss Daniel Manduku and Kenya Revenue Authority customs commissioner in court without notifying the DPP.

Manduku was thereafter released without being charged.

The DCI claims that the DPP is hiring ‘weak’ prosecutors to argue their cases, while the DPP says DCI is making poor investigative reports that cannot stand trial.

Apparently, DCI disregarded the DPP who is supposed to approve charges before a suspect is arrested and prosecuted.

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