Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Keriako Tobiko today said that a team of 105 prosecutors has been set up and undergone specialized training to assist in dealing with electoral offences.
The DPP however admitted that the number maybe insufficient given the magnitude of the electioneering process but his office is exploring other options to deal with the situation.
He said his office is in discussion with the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and is also considering working with non-state actors who have the expertise.
Some of the offences they are to deal with include hate speech, violence and war mongering among others, that threaten security of the country during the electioneering period.
“The ODPP has established fully-fledged election Secretariat that will be operational for 24-hours. It has a call system connected to all county offices and prosecutors have been placed in all constituencies,” Tobiko said.
Saying all state agencies have a share of blame for delay of cases, Tobiko called for the need to expedite cases since they have a toll on witnesses, who either get tired or disappear.