Thursday, June 13, 2024

Prosecutors planning to sue gov’t

A storm of discontent is brewing within the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) as prosecutors gear up to file a statutory notice to sue government. This is in response to a litany of grievances that include poor working conditions, alleged corruption at senior management levels, and a litany of other unfair practices.

The current discord within the DPP has national ramifications. The impending legal battle not only threatens to paralyze the country’s already ailing prosecutorial system, but also has the potential to disrupt the justice system as a whole.

Criminals continue to walk as disgruntled prosecutors have silently downed tools. Judges and magistrates constantly frustrated by “no show” prosecutors. Senior prosecutors at E1, E2 scales ignoring their core responsibility and allocating serious cases to inexperienced juniors.

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