Nordin Haji, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has been deprived of the 2019 Leadership Integrity Award.
Transparency International (TI) Kenya executive director Sheila Masinde said in a statement on Friday that the move follows petitions and subsequent assessments over the past few months based on concerns about the withdrawal of Haji’s high-profile case, which has sparked a backlash from some Kenyans.
“Transparency International Kenya has made the decision to withdraw the leadership integrity award (state/public officer) conferred upon you in 2019,” said the statement.
At the same time, Transparency International reiterated its strong belief that it is crucial for all recipients of the awards to maintain the highest standards of integrity.
“These petitions have raised serious allegations regarding the withdrawal of high-profile corruption cases, including those which you were previously recognised, resulting in the loss of public trust,” said TI Kenya.
As a result of the Transparency International Kenya move, DPP Haji is required to return the certificate and plaque awarded to him to the organisation.