Noordin Haji has been sworn in as the next National Intelligence Service director. Noordin Haji was the former Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
Haji was sworn into office on Wednesday, June 14 in a ceremony presided over by the president at the State House. The National Assembly Departmental Committee on Defence, intelligence and foreign relations recommended his approval and was supported by the MPs.
His recruitment comes after an uproar of complaints by people regarding his character. Four people opposed his nomination and filed petitions against his appointment. They opposed his nomination on the grounds that he withdrew high-profile cases. Most of these cases were on people allied to the president, William Ruto.
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The MPs however, dismissed these petitions that held reservations on his nomination. They later supported his appointment and approved it. They claimed that he had a mastery of the matters within the agency and is the best fit.
Noordin Haji is taking over from Philip Wachira Kameru who has been the director General since 2014, over eight years.
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