DPP Nominee Renson Mulele Calls For Increased Funding For The Prosecutor’s Office
DPP nominee Renson Mulele has expressed concern about the insufficient funding allocated to the prosecutor’s office.
During his vetting by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC) on Thursday, Mulele highlighted the challenges faced by the government agency in carrying out its communication operations due to a shortage of necessary equipment.
“The biggest problem at ODPP is funds, we are not able to meet our needs. We cannot even buy a camera for the communication department,” Mulele told the committee.
He pointed out the recent appointment of 70 new judges by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) this month. He emphasized that this underscores the requirement for hiring additional prosecutors to effectively match the growing workload.
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“The Judiciary recently employed 70 magistrates, and for us, we are not able to employ 70 more prosecutors. From my statement, I am a career public servant in public service; we rely on the salary we get and we invest from what we get,” he said.
He also disclosed his net worth to be Ksh. 300 million, which includes the value of his current residence and various parcels of land.
Renson Mulele was appointed as the prospective DPP by President Ruto on August 17 after his predecessor Noordin Haji’s appointment as the Director-General of the National Intelligence Service (NIS).
Mulele previously served as the assistant DPP and was shortlisted for interviews alongside 14 others by the Public Service Commission.
The Justice and Legal Affairs Committee is expected to present a report to the National Assembly within a span of 21 days after the completion of vetting.