Renson Ingonga, OGW
Director Public Prosecutions
Renson M. Ingonga
Mr. Renson M. Ingonga, OGW, was appointed the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the 20th September, 2023 following an interview by Public Service Commission (PSC) and vetting by the Justice and Legal Affairs Committee (JLAC).
Mr. Ingonga holds an LLB Degree from Moi University, Kenya and Master’s Degree (LLM) in Law, Governance and Democracy from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He was admitted to the Bar in 2005.
Mr. Ingonga joined the Public Service in May 2006 as a Registrar of Titles, Ministry of Lands, Mombasa County. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Ingonga was the North Eastern, Regional Coordinator at ODPP, based in Garissa County. He has also worked in several counties within the ODPP offices across the country.
Mr. Ingonga has also successfully prosecuted diverse cases, facilitated investigations and enhanced collaboration of stakeholders in the Criminal Justice System. The President conferred upon him the State Honour of the Order of the Grand Warrior (OGW) on 12th December 2022 for distinction in public service.
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.
Jacinta Nyamosi, OGW,
Deputy Director Department of Offences Against the Person (OAP)
Jacinta Nyaboke Nyamosi is the Deputy Director in the Department of Offences Against the Person (OAP). Ms. Nyamosi is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and was admitted to the bar in 1996. She practiced in various law firms before joining the Department of Public Prosecutions, which was then under the Attorney General’s Chambers, in 2000.
Ms. Nyamosi has previously served as a Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions in charge of Kisumu and Kiambu counties and most recently as the Regional Coordinator, Nairobi. She also served as the Head of the Sexual Offences Division and while at it, served as a Joint Secretary in the Task Force on the implementation of the Sexual Offenses Act, spearheaded the development Sexual Offences regulations of the SOA Act as well as the development of the Chief Justice Rules for the Sexual Offenses Act.
Ms. Nyamosi has robustly spearheaded trainings, public sensitizations and outreach programmes during the implementation of the sexual offences Act and Plea Bargaining and Diversion policies. She has experience on matters relating to Human Trafficking. Ms. Nyamosi 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.
Victor Mule, OGW,
Deputy Director Department of County Affairs and Regulatory Services
Mr. Victor Vinya Mule is the Acting Deputy Director in the Department of County Affairs and Regulatory Services. Mr. Mule holds a Masters Degree in Public International Law. He is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and was admitted to the bar in 1996. He was engaged in private legal practice between 1996 and 2008. He joined the State Law Office as a State Counsel in 2008 and later transferred to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) under the New Constitution of Kenya 2010, where he has served for Eleven (11) years.
Mr. Mule has previously served as the Head of ODPP Kisumu County Office and subsequently appointed the Head of ODPP Nyanza Regional Office. He was a member of the Judicial Review and Constitutional References Division between 2008 and 2018. During the same period, he was in charge of the ODPP Extradition, Mutual Legal Assistance and International Cooperation Division, where he was involved in the successful negotiation and ratification of Treaties with countries like the People’s Republic of China, Rwanda, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, among others.
Mr. Mule has been a member of the Court of Appeal Division where he has successfully prosecuted numerous appeals and applications in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. He has also handled extradition cases of fugitives either required in Kenya or sought by foreign States. Mr. Mule was appointed as a member of Task Forces responsible for and participated in the drafting of numerous laws such as The Transfer of Prisoners Act, The Mutual Legal Assistance Act, The Proceeds of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act, The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions Act, among others.
Owing to his diligent and dedicated service, Victor has received letters of appreciation and compliments from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the African Prosecutors Association and the Institute of Security Studies, among others. He has also successfully prosecuted numerous criminal cases of great public interest notably, piracy, murder, anti-corruption and economic crimes. He has been involved in several Constitutional and Judicial cases in which he has successfully defended Government decisions and thereby, contributed to the development of the law and set sound jurisprudence.
Emily Kamau, OGW,
Deputy Director Department of Inspectorate, Quality and Assurance
Emily Wangari Kamau is the Deputy Director Department of Inspectorate, Quality and Assurance. 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.
Grace Murungi, OGW,
Deputy Director Department of Economic, International and Emerging Crimes
Mrs. Grace Murungi is the Deputy Director, Head of Economic, International and Emerging Crimes Department at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. An Advocate of the High Court of Kenya, Mrs. Murungi began her career in Public Prosecutions after obtaining her Law Degree from the University of Nairobi in 1992 and Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law, in 1993.
She has previously served as a State Counsel under the State Law Office and risen through the ranks to the current position of Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecution. A dedicated legal practitioner, Grace has attended various management and leadership courses including Strategic Leadership Development, Public Policy Executive Program, Mediation and Negotiation Skills, Gender Based Violence, Witness Protection and Counter Terrorism.
Mrs. Murungi has prosecuted major criminal cases including homicide, complex frauds, corruption and economic crimes and prosecution of criminal appeals, applications and petitions.
Alloys Kemo, OGW,
Deputy Director in the Department of Prosecution Training Institute (PTI)
Mr. Alloys Kemo is the Deputy Director in the Department of Prosecution Training Institute (PTI). Mr. Kemo is an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya and was admitted to the bar on 1995. He holds a Master’s of Science in Leadership & Governance from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) , LLB Degree from Nagpur University, and a postgraduate diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
Mr. Kemo has previously served as a Regional Head, Coast Region between 2019 to 2021 before heading to Rift Valley as a Regional head. He has also served as a deputy head in the Department of offences against the person and Head of the Penal Code Offences Division between 2013 to 2018 at the Office of the Direction of Public Prosecutions.
He has also been a member of several committees that developed key prosecution policies and guidelines such as; the ODPP Act of 2012, National Prosecution guidelines, the Diversion policy, Diversion guidelines, the Plea bargain guidelines and The Decision to Charge guidelines amongst others. He also attended several prosecution courses in various thematic areas and in management and in Leadership.
Mr. Kemo has vast experience electoral Justice and lead the ODPP Election Offences Prosecution Team in the 2017 National General Elections and also the ODPP Election Preparedness Committee in the 2022 National General Elections. He is a trainer and has facilitated external trainings and also internal training for ODPP staff.