The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has launched a speed boat to enable the residents of Lamu County access justice.
The speed boat, MD ADIL, launched by the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji will facilitate the mobility of the ODPP and criminal justice actors during mobile court sessions in the main Islands of Lamu.
Speaking during the launch on Monday, Noordin Haji said that MV ADIL will also facilitate justice sector agencies sensitize Lamu residents on human rights issues affecting them.
DPP Haji was accompanied by EU Ambassador Katrin Hagemann, Charity Kagwi of UNODC, Malindi and Tana River High Court Judge Reuben Nyakundi, and members of Lamu CUC among others.
The acquisition of the boat by the EU and the ODPP was in realization that there is poor and unaffordable transport to justice institutions, suc as the ODPP offices and court stations located in physically remote areas within Lamu.
On Saturday, speaking at the Editors Guild Workshop in Mombasa, DPP Haji called upon the media to join his office in sensitizing the public on election offences.
“Most election offences are committed before elections, so let us prevent & not to wait until they happen during & after elections,” he said.