Noordin M. Haji, CBS, OGW
Director Public Prosecutions
Noordin M. Haji
Mr. Noordin M. Haji, CBS, OGW, was appointed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the 28th March, 2018 following an interview by the Public Service Commission (PSC) and vetting by National Assembly.
Mr. Haji holds an LLB Degree from University of Wales, Cardiff, Master’s Degree (LLM) from University of Wales, Cardiff, and Masters of National Security Policy with Merit (MNSPO) from Australian National University. He was admitted to the Bar in 1999.
Mr. Haji joined the Public Service in January 2000 as a State Counsel at the Attorney General Office. Prior to his appointment as the DPP, he was the Deputy Director – Counter Organized Crime Unit- National Intelligence Service (NIS) where his duties included providing legal counsel to the Director General NIS, Inspector General of Police, the Director of Criminal Investigations and other Non-Law enforcement agencies.
Dorcas Oduor, EBS, OGW
Secretary Prosecution Services
Dorcas Oduor is the Secretary, Public Prosecutions and the Principal Deputy to the Director of Public Prosecutions. A career Prosecution Counsel, Mrs. Oduor has previously served in the Public Prosecutions space for over 20 years having begun her career as a State Counsel in 1991. She holds a Master’s degree in International Conflict Management and an LL. B Degree from the University of Nairobi alongside a Law Diploma, from the Kenya School of Law.
Nicholas Mutuku, OGW,
Director, Department of County Affairs & Prosecutional Services
Nicholas Kilatya Mutuku
Nicholas Kilatya Mutuku is the Director of the Department of Offences Against the Person. An advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Mr.Mutuku began his career in 1993 when he joined the Public Service as State Counsel II in the Department of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney General’s Chambers. Before joining the public service, Mr Mutuku worked briefly with G. K. Ndunda& Company Advocate as Legal Assistant. He holds an LL.B Degree from the University of Nairobi (1992) and Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law (1994). He is currently undertaking an MA in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Egertonon “Challenges facing investigations and Prosecutions of SGBV cases.
Mr. Mutuku has previously served as a Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions and Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecution and has been the head of several county offices including UasinGishu, Kisii, Kitale, Nakuru and Meru. He has also served as Deputy Head of Economic, International and Emerging Crimes Department and head of the Anti-Narcotics and the Cyber Crime Units.
Mr Mutuku has vast experience in prosecutions and has represented the State in sensitive and complex criminal Prosecution, Appeals and Judicial Reviews and Constitutional Petitions and References. Mr. Mutuku has attended leadership course in Strategic Leadership Development.
Emily Kamau, OGW,
Director, Department of Economic, Organized & International Crimes
Emily Wangari Kamau is the Director, Department of Economic, International and Organized Crime, a position she has held since 2018. She was admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1989 and as Commissioner of Oaths in 2002. Ms Kamau holds a Law Degree from the University of Nairobi and holds a post graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law.She started her career in 1989 as a State Counsel II at the Attorney General’s Office and rose through the ranks to a Senior State Counsel.
In 1999 she joined the then Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA) as a Senior Attorney. Two years later however, KACA was declared unconstitutional forcing her to go back to the State Law Office in 2001 where she worked in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions until 2011 when the ODPP became an independent office following the promulgation of the Constitution 2010. She is one of the pioneer ODPP officers and also one of the longest serving prosecutor.
Emily has risen through the ranks to her current post. She has served in various tribunals, task forces and represented the office of AG and that of DPP in various high level committees in different capacities both locally and internationally. In 2011, she was appointed as a Governmental Expert by UNODC Secretariat for implementation of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC), where she has been working with the implementation Review Group (IRG ) to date.
Ms. Kamau in her career life has also gotten presidential and ministerial appointments to sit in various task forces which resulted to the development of various guidelines and policies. Emily has gained diverse knowledge and skills having undertaken several courses in Criminal law, Prosecutions, Interagency collaboration with Police and KACC, Human Rights, Anti-corruption and economic crimes, Computer packages, Strategic Leadership Development Program and counter terrorism. She holds leadership and membership positions to various religious and professional organizations.
Director, Department of Corporate Services
Kennedy Kathanzu Kimuyu is the Director Corporate Services. He has a wealth of experience in the public Service having begun his career over 20 years ago as a District Human Resource Officer with the Teachers Service Commission. He rose through the ranks and served in various leadership positions and in several institutions across the public service
He holds a Masters degree in Strategic Management from Kenyatta university, a Bachelors degree from the University of Nairobi and various professional and management qualifications including Higher Diploma in HRM, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Professional Trainer (CPT), and SLDP among others. He is a member of various professional bodies including IHRM, ISACA and AAPAM
Mr Kimuyu is responsible for providing effective leadership and coordination in the Department of Corporate Services which comprise of 7 support Divisions including Administration, HRD, HRM, Finance, Accounts, ICT, Supply Chain management, and the Records Management.
James Mungai Warui,
Director, Prosecution Training Institute
James Mungai Warui is the Head of the Prosecution Training Institute (PTI). He is an Advocate of the High Court and has been a Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions since 2014. Mr Warui holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from the University of Nairobi and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. He also holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree Course from the University of Nairobi. Between 2006 and 2010, he participated as a Resource Person in Training, Research, Advocacy and Governance (TRAG) Diploma/Certificate courses organized by the Kenya Anti- Corruption Commission (KACC) at the Kenya Institute of Education.
James has rich experience both in the private sector and in government. He joined the State Law Office in 2000 under the Department of Public Prosecutions and rose through the ranks. As the Head of PTI, his department is tasked to ensure provision of quality prosecution services through training and capacity building.
Mr Warui has had Presidential appointments; in 2006, he was appointed an Assisting Counsel in the Kiruki Commission and in 2013 appointed an Assisting Counsel in the 2012 Kibiko Aircraft Crash. James has lectured in several institutions, among them, the Kenya School of Law and Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA University). He serves community in different capacities.