Kenya has a new Director of Public Prosecution following the recent appointment. President Ruto appointed Renson Mulele Igonga as thre new DPP. This announcement was made via a gazette notice dated Wednesday 20th September.
Mr. Igonga will be serving for a period of eight years term and his appointment followed the approval by the members of the parliament about a week ago after serious vetting process. The committee based their approval on the fact that he has wide knowledge in public litigations coupled with his background knowhow in operations in the office of the DPP.
He is taking over from Noordin Haji whowas named the Director general of the NIS and he had served as assistant DPP. The roles of the ofiice of the DPP is spelt out in the article 157 of the constitution and it says that the office shall institue and undertake the prosecution of criminal matters and other related charges.