President William Ruto has appointed Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) boss Francis Atwoli to the seven-member selection panel committee for the recruitment of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
The head of state in a gazette notice dated June 21 appointed Atwoli and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission CEO Twalib Mbarak, among the seven.
The other appointees include Mary Kimonye (Principal Administrative Secretary, State Department for Public Service), Shadrack Mose (Solicitor general), Mary Adhiambo (Secretary – HRM and Development, State Department for Public Service), Roseline Odede (Chairperson of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights) and Richard Obwocha.
Moreover, the appointment of the selection committee comes a few days after former DPP Noordin Haji took over as the new National Intelligence Service director general (NIS).
Noordin Haji was sworn in as the Director-General of the NIS on June 14 taking over the mantle from Philip Kameru who held the position for over eight years.
Haji who was nominated for the position by President William Ruto, served as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) since July 2021.
“I have full confidence that with the experience you have gathered over the years, having worked in the intelligence service for many years and in other senior government positions such as the DPP, you have assembled knowledge and experience to be able to discharge your responsibility,” Ruto said during Noording Haji’s swearing in ceremony.