DPP Sued Over Yala River Murder Disclosure

DPP Sued Over Yala River Murder Disclosure
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DPP Sued Over Yala River Murder Disclosure

A petition has been filed at the High Court seeking to compel the Director of Public Prosecutions Nordin Haji to disclose information regarding the bodies found dumped in Yala River.

On 10th May this year while addressing the attendees of the Criminal Justice Reforms Haji placed the blame for the murdered individuals on some members of the criminal justice system.

Frederick Bikeri through his lawyers has demanded that Noordin Haji, the Director of Public Prosecution to furnish the Directorate of criminal investigations DCI with information regarding the bodies found in river Yala to help them in unraveling the mystery behind the corpses.

He notes that Haji’s speech delivered in the presence of the chief justice and Cabinet Secretary in-charge of security, in Naivasha last week is a public admission of having knowledge of criminal activities including knowledge of persons culpable of the tens of bodies found dumped along River Yala and individuals involved in the interference of the course of justice, and destroying evidence contrary to section 116 of the Penal code.

DPP Sued Over Yala River Murder Disclosure

In January this year, HAKI Africa demanded immediate investigations into the floating dead bodies of River Yala to ascertain the identity of the dead and know who was behind the killings.

Speaking to the media, Haki Africa Director, Khalid Hussein challenged the government to ensure that members of the public are assured of their security saying the situation is terrible and authorities must step in.

The HAKI Africa director spoke in Yala, Siaya County after receiving social media reports of floating dead bodies in River Yala.

According to Hussein, the bodies are usually brought in a double cabin pick up and probox and on reaching the bridge, men come out of the vehicles, pick the bodies and throw them over the bridge and into the river.

The locals said the bodies are dumped in the river by unknown persons.

Okero, a local resident, is the main person who retrieves bodies that are spotted in the river and reported that in the past six months he has retrieved 31 bodies.

´´We have also witnessed tens of unknown bodies at the Yala Sub-County Hospital Mortuary that were fished from the river. Some of the bodies were found in sacks, well sewn like parcels.´´ Said Hussein.


Felicity Gitonga
Felicity Gitonga is the founder of Africa Business News. abn, freelance writer, journalist, and author with a passion for telling stories.

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