THE KENYA GAZETTE
Published by Authority of the Republic of Kenya
(Registered as a Newspaper at the G.P.O.)
GAZETTE NOTICE NO. 8902
THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS ACT
(No. 2 of 2013)
APPOINTMENT OF TASKFORCE ON THE DECISION TO CHARGE
IT IS notified for general information of the public that the Director of Public Prosecutions has appointed a taskforce on the decision to charge in exercise of the powers of the Director of Public Prosecutions conferred by Article 157 of the Constitution of Kenya as read together with section 5 of the Act. The taskforce shall comprise of—
The Secretary of Public Prosecutions
All Deputy Directors of Public Prosecutions
The Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Head of
Supreme Court and Court of Appeal
The Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions of the human
Rights and Judicial Review Division
A representative of the Law Society of Kenya
A representative of the National Police Service
A representative of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation
A representative of the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission
A representative of the Attorney-General
A representative of the Judiciary
A representative of the Independent Policing Oversight Authority
A representative of the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights
1. The terms of reference of the Taskforce shall be to—
(a) review the national prosecution policy and other prosecutorial guidelines to develop a minimum standard on the decision to charge;
(b) develop guidelines on alternatives to prosecution;
(c) develop standard guidelines on preparation of case files;
(d) develop guidelines on the operationalization of a central intake of cases
(e) develop guidelines on the review of prosecutorial decisions; and
(f) develop Office of the Director Public Prosecutions charge sheet formats and information.
2. In the performance of its mandate, the Taskforce may, as the need arises co-opt not more than two other members to advise or offer assistance on any area the Taskforce may consider necessary.
3. The Taskforce 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.
4. The Ofice of the Director of Public Prosecutions shall constitute the secretariat of the Taskforce
Dated the7th August, 2018.
NOORDIN M. HAJI,
Director of Public Prosecutions.
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