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 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.
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.