Outspoken lawyer Miguna Miguna has announced his candidacy for the position of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). Miguna, who is a dual citizen of Kenya and Canada, made the announcement on Twitter on Monday, July 10.
“For the avoidance of any doubt, YES, I have applied for the position of The Director of Public Prosecutions,” Miguna wrote. “I have the requisite qualifications, experience, and temperament to be the DPP. I will restore the DPP’s office to its former glory and make it a truly independent and impartial institution.”
The DPP position has been vacant since Noordin Haji was appointed to head the National Intelligence Service (NIS) in June 2023. The DPP is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in Kenya and is the head of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
For the avoidance of any doubt, YES, I have applied for the position of The Director of Public Prosecutions.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) July 10, 2023
Miguna is a controversial figure in Kenyan politics. He has been critical of the government of President Uhuru Kenyatta and has been exiled from Kenya on several occasions. However, he is also a respected lawyer and has a strong track record of prosecuting high-profile cases.
It is unclear whether Miguna’s application for the DPP position will be successful. However, his announcement has certainly generated a lot of interest and debate.
Miguna’s qualifications for the DPP position
Miguna Miguna has a number of qualifications that would make him a strong candidate for the DPP position. He is a lawyer by training and has a PhD in constitutional law. He has also served as a prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
In addition to his legal qualifications, Miguna has a strong track record of fighting for justice. He has represented a number of high-profile clients, including political prisoners and journalists. He is also a vocal critic of corruption and has helped to expose a number of high-level scandals.
Miguna Miguna’s qualifications and track record
|Lawyer by training||Represented high-profile clients|
|PhD in constitutional law||Fought for justice|
|Former prosecutor in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions||Exposed high-level scandals|
|Vocal critic of corruption|
Miguna’s chances of being appointed DPP
It is unclear whether Miguna Miguna will be appointed DPP. The decision will ultimately be made by the President of Kenya. However, Miguna’s announcement has certainly generated a lot of interest and debate.
Some people believe that Miguna’s controversial past will make it difficult for him to be appointed DPP. However, others believe that his strong qualifications and track record of fighting for justice will make him an ideal candidate for the position.
Only time will tell whether Miguna Miguna will be appointed DPP. However, his announcement has certainly made the race for the position more interesting.