DPP Keriako Tobiko pleads for forensic laboratory
SEE ALSO :Cabinet not divided at all, say CSsTobiko, who was defending his offices' budgetary requisition, also complained that his office had been left out in the ongoing empowering of security and judicial organs. "It would be futile to strengthen one arm without considering the other. We need an equitable empowerment of these organs such that as we empower the Judiciary we also look at the investigative agents," he said. He said while his office has gradually moved to replace police prosecutors with lawyers, so far with over 600 lawyer prosecutors, he still required more funds to meet the 900 target to ensure the services are fully devolved to all sub-counties. Tobiko also sought funds to lease new offices near Integrity Centre, saying their current place of work was "risky". He said they would need a house that does not harbour any other operations. He said they will require Sh99 million annually to rent the new Pitman House, and thus would require more funding from the Sh72 million they receive annually for their offices at NSSF Building.
SEE ALSO :State trains guns on 40,000 Mau settlersBut the committee chaired by Ainabkoi MP Samuel Chepkonga advised the DPP to consider purchasing the facility, saying leasing would be costly in the long run. The committee also advised Tobiko to consider hiring vehicles instead of buying 112 vehicles, at an estimated cost of Sh5 million each. "If we give them money to buy cars, very soon they will bring here budgets for maintenance. They also need to move to the new government policy of hiring vehicles," said Githunguri MP Njoroge Baiya.
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