Miguna Miguna announced that he has applied for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) post.
In a tweet he shared on Monday, July 10, the outspoken lawyer affirmed that he has made a formal application to take over the mantle after the DPP position became vacant when Noordin Haji was appointed National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director General.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, YES, I have applied for the position of The Director of Public Prosecutions.” His tweet reads.
Miguna Miguna did not reveal the date he submitted his application.
For the avoidance of any doubt, YES, I have applied for the position of The Director of Public Prosecutions.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) July 10, 2023
Moreover, the Public Service Commission (PSC) advertised the DPP job on June 29, requiring applicants to have at least 10 years of experience as superior court judge or professionally qualified magistrate.
The Constitution of Kenya 2010 gives the DPP authority to direct the Inspector-General of the National Police Service (NPS) to investigate any allegations of criminal conduct.
The Director of Public Prosecution office also institutes and undertakes the prosecution of criminal matters and all other related incidents.
Nonetheless, the panel for recruitment nominees looking to replace Haji has already been inaugurated.
The seven-member committee includes COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO Twalib Mbarak, and Solicitor General Shadrack Mose.
Others are Public Service Principal Secretary Mary Kimonye, Mary Adhiambo Maumga, Roseline Odede, and Richard Onsongo Bush Obwocha.