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Directorate of Public Prosecutions to recruit 190 prosecutors

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By - | May 16th 2013

By MUNENE KAMAU

In an effort to provide quality service to Kenyans, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions will recruit 190 more prosecutors.

Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko said shortlisted candidates for the positions would be interviewed in the next three weeks.

Mr Tobiko explained that the recruitment is meant to replace police prosecutors with competent lawyers.

The current 320 police prosecutors are eligible to apply for the positions if they are qualified, experienced and competent.

Tobiko, however, clarified that such police officers will have to resign their positions and cross over to the civilian side of the prosecution.

“W e have known some of these police prosecutors to be among the best in the country and for the sake of equitable distribution of the available opportunities, any of them who meets the required criteria for appointment as a prosecutor has a chance now, but should be ready to cross over to our side,” he said.

He said with one prosecutorial body, it would be easier to deliver quality services since there will be no conflict of interest and they will all be under one command.

The DPP disclosed that his office has recruited 93 such prosecutors who will get a boost once more are employed. He, however, decried lack of offices in most counties but assured Kenyans that he was committed to devolving his services to the people in all counties.

The DPP was speaking in Kerugoya town yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on the Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi at his offices.

He said already independent prosecutorial offices have been established in 28 counties and the remaining ones will soon be set up for speedy delivery of service.

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