Kenya: Deputy DPP Oduor Says Her Criminal Law Experience Makes Her Suitable for Court of Appeal Judge

Nairobi – Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Dorcas Oduor says her experience makes her suitable for the post of an appeal court judge.

Oduor, also the Public Prosecutions Secretary, told the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) on Tuesday that she has been actively involved in major transformation programs at the DPP’s office, which have helped the office carry out its duties effectively. mandate.

She revealed that there are currently 1,300 employees all working under her desk.

“I have worked on policies, guidelines, office structure, HR manual, if selected for this position I will be able to assist the judiciary in managing the backlog of cases and work with my colleagues to demystify the appellate court,” she said.

She also highlighted several other responsibilities she has taken on both locally and internationally, which she says makes her competent.

This includes providing expertise to the UN, the Commonwealth, conducting local and regional prosecution training.

“I bring a wealth of experience from diverse backgrounds, I have a strong management background and am ready to learn,” she said.

Oduor also told the Commission that integrity is an integral part of the DPP and that she intends to pass it on to the judiciary.

“As a prosecutor, integrity is one of our core values, and I am called to account both publicly and privately. Integrity can interfere with the independence of institutions and therefore must be protected “, she said.

Interviews to fill six judge positions at the Court of Appeal began on June 27, 2022 and will end on July 12, 2022.