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DPP Haji explains why probe into NYS scandal is taking long

The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has explained why investigations into the NYS Sh8 billion graft case is moving at a slow pace.

There has been a wide public outcry on why the case seems to be moving at a snail’s pace despite some suspects being in remand cells and others out on bond.
However, the DDP has said the slowness is because his office wants to ensure it has a watertight case that will lead to conviction of all the suspects.

On the other had he has given an assurance that investigation into the scam will be completed before or by the end of this year.


The DPP made the remarks on Thursday while on an interview with a local TV station.

“The investigations on NYS started before I took office and it has so far taken six months, but we are hoping to close the case by end of this year,” he said.

“The investigation is very broad as it involves many players such as banks and individuals. I’m taking my time because I don’t want to fail,” he added.

He further stated that he would push for stiffer penalties against those found guilty in graft cases.