The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has launched a digital platform where Kenyans will be able to lodge complaints and request for case reviews.
The online platform labeled Malalamishi System allows Kenyans to raise complaints of criminal nature with the ODPP.
It also provides for anonymous reporting through the Complaints Module.
Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji while speaking on Monday, May 22 during the launch of the system at the Nairobi Remand, Industrial Area stated that the digital platform will give room for whistleblowers and make it easy to track the status of a complaint as a reference number is assigned.
“The case review module enables members of the public to request a review of their cases by the ODPP. Requests are assigned reference numbers to ease tracking of progress,” Haji said.
In general, the digital platform is aimed at helping the ODPP provide seamless access by members of the public all day and night, as well as facilitating quich search for complaints and case reviews.
In addition, the ODPP launched the ‘All for Justice’ program, which is aimed at decongesting prisons and reducing case backlog in court nationwide.
Furthermore, the ‘All for Justice’ Phase I project began in 2018 to probe the reasons for the delay in the disposal of criminal cases, which led to overcrowding in prisons.
Also Read: Noordin Haji: Kenya’s Next Spymaster
“This Phase was impactful as it hastened the expedition of cases, reduced case backlog and reduced the number of remandees from 46% of the prison population to 41%,” the DPP said.
According to DPP Haji, the second phase will now ensure that the prosecution service is more responsive to the needs of the mwananchi.
“Through the application of plea bargaining and diversion policies, the project will help save money that would have been used by all concerned parties if a case went to full trial. It will also save money for the government that would have been used to feed many remandees,” the DPP said.
Discussion about this post