By Beth Nyaga
Some lawyers of the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA Kenya) will soon have powers to prosecute.
“I have the mandate to gazette qualified, interested and competent professional as prosecutors,” Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has said.
The DPP on Thursday said this as he received FIDA new Council members who paid him a courtesy call at his office.
The DPP asked the New FIDA Council to forward names of qualified, interested and competent lawyers in their organization to be considered for gazettement as prosecutors.
The DPP cited with satisfaction many instances where his office and FIDA have worked in collaboration and achieved convictions.
The office of the DPP has over 700 hundred prosecutors serving in all the 47 Counties and 17 sub-counties.
He called on FIDA council to ask their members to work closely with state prosecutors in ensuring the needy in society have access to justice.
The new FIDA chairperson, Josephine Wambua Mong’are commended the DPP for the continued support and collaboration in handling Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) cases.
Deputy Executive Director (FIDA) Teresa Omondi- Adeitan called for partnership fora in capacity improvement among the police, prosecutors and FIDA members.