Lawyer Miguna Miguna announced his application for the vacant Directorate of Public Prosecutions (DPP) position on July 10.
The outspoken lawyer aims to replace Noordin Haji, who recently became the National Intelligence Service (NIS) Director General. Miguna did not disclose the exact date of his application submission.
In his Twitter post, Miguna clarified, “For the avoidance of any doubt, yes, I have applied for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) position.” Despite his reputation for abrasive politics, he pledged to carry out his responsibilities fairly and pursue those accused of breaking the law.As per the 2010 Kenyan Constitution, the DPP directs the Inspector-General of the National Police Service (NPS) to investigate criminal allegations. The DPP’s office is responsible for initiating and conducting criminal prosecutions and related matters.
President William Ruto has assembled a panel of seven individuals to interview and select Haji’s successor. Among the panelists are Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU) Secretary General Francis Atwoli and Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) boss Twalib Abdallah Mbarak.
The other members include Solicitor General Shadrack Mose, Richard Onsongo, Mary Adhiambo Maungu, Roseline Odede, and Mary Kimonye. The application deadline is Wednesday, July 12, as published in local dailies.
Why Lawyer Miguna Miguna applied for the DPP Job
Benefits for the DPP include a monthly salary of Ksh765,188, with proposed increments to Ksh874,500 by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission (SRC).
The position also grants an official car not exceeding 3000cc in engine capacity, a Ksh8 million car loan, and a Ksh35 million mortgage. Additionally, the DPP receives medical health insurance coverage of Ksh10 million for inpatients and Ksh300,000 for outpatients.
Controversial criminal lawyer Cliff Ombeta is actively pursuing the DPP position and garnering support from his Kisii community and the UDA Party. Ombeta, who previously ran for the Bonchari Parliamentary seat in the last general elections, is vying for the role alongside Miguna Miguna.
Miguna is renowned for his no-nonsense approach and vocal stance against corruption. Kenyans are eagerly anticipating the Kenya Kwanza administration’s decision, hoping that they will appoint Miguna as the next DPP if they are genuinely committed to curbing graft.