Drunk prosecutor to face government's wrath
28 February 2014, 15:01
Nairobi - The Director of Public Prosecutions DPP Keriako Tobiko has ordered the Inspector General of Police to take action on a police prosecutor who was drunk while on duty.
The prosecutor, an Inspector Joseph Kiarie was caught on camera discharging his duties in a Kitui court while drunk, leading to protests by the public in Kangundo over his conduct.
The video has caused outrage amongst Kenyans and the government has stepped in to ensure the matter does not go unpunished.
According to Tobiko, the case is embarrassing, unlawful and out of line and says that he is keen to take action on the matter as soon as possible.
Tobiko also confirmed that Kiarie had been relieved of duty with immediate effect
" The DPP's office will not tolerate the misconduct by officials in the national prosecutor's service and has instructed that the right action be taken on the matter.
Tobiko also confirmed that officers from his office have taken over prosecutorial procedures at the Kitui Law Courts whilst the matter is being dealt with.
Further, the DPP warned other prosecutors in the country of the sack if they are deemed not to be discharging their duties in the appropriate manner.
" It is important that the ongoing restructuring of the Judiciary go on with the right spirit and the correct manner so as to improve efficiency in service delivery.
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