In Summary
  • Mr Haji said the offices will ensure that Kenyans at the grassroots access various services.
  • The DPP said his office had also initiated plea bargaining.
  • Mr Irungu said at least 20 cases are of violence perpetrated by police and KWS officers in Isiolo.

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji (DPP) has announced plans to establish offices in remote areas to allow Kenyans conveniently report criminal matters.

Mr Haji said the offices will ensure that Kenyans at the grassroots access various services and also place them on equal footing with people in Nairobi and other areas.

“We have decided to go to the grassroots and we will not wait for the people to come to us. We want to ensure Kenyans get justice from all corners of the country,” said Mr Haji.

COLLECTING DATA

Speaking during a community dialogue meeting in Isiolo town where residents were allowed to air unresolved grievances, Mr Haji said his office has started collecting data that will guide it on appropriate investigators and prosecutors who will be deployed to the areas.

“The community dialogues, which allow Kenyans to air their grievances, will determine where the offices will be established as we endeavour to come up with policies to address the reported challenges,” he noted.

The DPP said his office had also initiated plea bargaining which offers alternative ways of solving petty cases outside court to reduce backlog and ensure quick completion of cases.

“Petty cases like those of people stealing a goat from each other should not go to court so that we reduce backlog in courts,” he added.

RIGHTS OF KENYANS

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