The Selection Panel for the nominee for appointment of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has shortlisted 10 candidates to be interviewed to fill the vacancy. I
n an advertisement in the local dailies yesterday, the Selection Panel chairperson Elizabeth Muli said the team had received 27 applicants but they settled on 10 after review and the candidates will be interviewed on March 8 and 9 from 9am to mid-day.
“The Selection Panel having reviewed the applications shortlisted 10 candidates for the post of the Director of Public Prosecutions and I would like to confirm that the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on the date and time indicated above and they should be at the venue at least 15 minutes before the starting time,” Muli said.
Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Commissioner Thomas Letangule, Deputy DPP Nicholas Mutuku, Acting DPP Dorcas Oduor are among those shortlisted for the position.
Other shortlists include: Daniel Keiwua, James Warui, Noordin Haji, Lucy Kambuni, Patrick Mugo, Jacob Ondari and Abdulqadir Ramadhan.
Muli called on applicants to bring with them originals of national Identity Cards, academic and professional certificates and transcripts and clearance certificates from Kenya Revenue Authority, Higher Education Loans Board, Credit Reference Bureau and Directorate of Criminal Investigation.
She at the same time invited members of the public to avail in writing any credible information of interest relating to any of the shortlisted candidates and the Selection Panel shall also interview the members of the public who will have submitted such information and assured them of confidentiality.
The 17 unsuccessful applicants include: Former Minister Julius Sunkuli, Stephen Muthusi, Winn Mbaabu, Anthony Maina, Benard Ombati, Justus Wabuyabo, Mary Muigai, Leonard Maingi, Timothy Bryant, Billy Muthigani, Justry Nyaberi, Kevin Owino, Wamuti Ndegwa, Joseph M’aciuru, Njaramba Gichuki, Tom Ongweno and Hamphrey Njuguna.
The DPP seat fell vacant after the then office holder Keriako Tobiko resigned last month and later was appointed by the President as Cabinet secretary in the Ministry of Environment.
The mandate of the Selection Panel is to shortlist the applicants, conduct interviews and then forward three names of successful candidates beginning with the most qualified to the President whom upon receiving the names shall select and forward them to the National Assembly for approval.