Director of Public Prosecutions

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Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)

an officer who works under the Attorney General and who is responsible for the prosecution of all serious crime. Sometimes only the consent of the DPP is required. The office is particularly important as it heads up the CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE, which prosecutes most crimes in England.
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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions will pursue out-of-court settlements to reduce the pressure on courts in dealing with economic crimes.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions said between 2014 and 2019, his office had received 600 files for investigation.
HAKI Africa has been following up on these issues and a recent visit to Hindi Prisons (in Lamu County) in partnership with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in March 2019, unearthed new issues to be followed up.
Lord Bingham, the Lord Chief Justice, sitting in London with Mr Justice Morison, ruled the decision of Mr David Calvert-Smith QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, not to bring manslaughter charges was flawed and must be reconsidered.
"The task force shall prepare and submit its report to the Director of Public Prosecutions together with its recommendations within thirty 30 days from the date of its appointment," Haji said in a August 7 gazette notice published on Friday.
figure By STELLA CHERONObr National Youth Service (NYS) boss Richard Ndubai has been arrested as the public prosecutor orders immediate prosecution of all suspects named in the Sh9 billion scandal.The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji's directive comes a day after he received files on 10 companies and more than 40 individuals named in the ongoing NYS scandal from the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti.
figure By ERIC WAINAINAbr The Director of Public Prosecution on Tuesday filed an appeal against the acquittal of televangelist James Ng'ang'a and three others in a case in which the pastor was charged with killing a woman by dangerous driving.The incident happened on July 26, 2015 at Manguo on the Nairobi-Naivasha highway and after the investigations, Mr Ng'ang'a was charged with killing Mercy Njeri by dangerous driving while Simon Kuria, police officer Christopher Nzilu and Tigoni traffic commandant Patrick Baya were charged with trying to defeat justice through attempted cover up.
Deputy director of public prosecution Nicholas Mutuku will now head the department of county affairs.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr Musa Lawal, who did not take the plea of the defendants, ordered that the police to send the case file to the Kaduna State Director of Public Prosecutions for advice.
Police were Wednesday evening looking for the owners of Keroche Breweries after the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Noordin Haji, ordered their arrest on claims of tax evasion amounting to more than Sh14 billion by the beer company.
The Department of Justice today dismissed the claim that the Director of Public Prosecutions has proposed to establish a so-called independent prosecution committee.

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