President William Ruto.

President William has affirmed government’s support for the Criminal Justice system.

Ruto assured that the government will not in any way interfere with operations of the criminal justice system.

"I have given my commitment and that of the government of Kenya to support the Criminal Justice System and to ensure it’s not weaponised for political reasons.  Every citizen irrespective of their political affiliation is entitled to fair treatment by all public institutions. It’s the least any citizen can expect from the government,” he said

The President was speaking in Mombasa on Monday where he opened the 16th Africa Prosecutors’ Association (APA) Conference.

Ruto expressed optimism on Africa’s ability to detect and deter crime saying the use of technology will be key in eliminating national and international crimes.

“I’m a great believer that Africa is the continent of the future. A quarter of the people in the world will be living in this continent by 2050 and it is therefore necessary for us to continuously constitutionalise our politics and governance and to protect our economies,” he said

The President urged the prosecutors to maintain rule of law, fairness and independence in execution of their mandate.

“We will deliver on our commitment to allocate adequate resources to enable agencies in the governance, justice, law, among others, to perform their functions effectively and efficiently,” said Ruto

The conference which brings together over 300 delegates from 40 African countries will see the prosecutors share best practices in dealing with transnational organised crimes in Africa.

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