- Last week the National Assembly approved the appointment of Mulele as the next DPP.
- Mulele will be taking over from Noordin Haji
- Noordin Haji moved to the National Intelligence Service office.
President William Ruto has appointed Renson Mulele Ingonga as the new Director of Public Prosecutions.
In a Gazette notice dated September 20, 2023, Ruto announced appointing Ingonga who is set to serve on an 8-year term
“In exercise of the powers conferred by Article 157 (2) of the Constitution and in accordance with the procedure set out under section 8 (8) of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, 2013, I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, appoint Renson Mulele Ingonga as the Director of Public Prosecutions,” the gazette notice reads.
Last week Wednesday 14th 2023, the National Assembly approved the appointment of Mulele as the next DPP.
He now officially succeeds Noordin Haji who is at the helm of the National Intelligence Service as the Director General.
Before his appointment, Renson was a Senior Deputy Director of Public Prosecution in charge of the North Eastern region.
The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions has been vacant for a while after the former DPP was appointed to the National Intelligence Service in June.
He was among 15 applicants shortlisted for the job by a seven-member selection panel chaired by Solicitor General Shadrack Mose.
Among the 15 were former electoral commissioner Thomas Letangule, lawyers Taib Ali Taib and Danstan Omari, Tabitha Ouya, Victor Mule, Jacinta Nyamosi, David Ruto, Francis Andayi.