Resident William Ruto has nominated Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Renson Ingonga as the DPP designate subject to approval by the National Assembly.
The National Assembly’s Justice and Legal Affairs Committee will now vet Ingonga who will determine his fate if he will be elevated to the director’s post or not.
If his nomination is upheld, he will succeed his predecessor, Noordin Haji who is now serving as the Director General of the National Intelligence Service (NIS).
The committee will vet Ingonga and table the report before the floor of the House for debate before the report is handed over to the president.
He was nominated from a list of 15 individuals who were interviewed for the position by the Public Service Commission.
Those shortlisted for the post include lawyer Danstan Omari, Former Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) commissioner Thomas Letangule, David Ruto, Winston Ngaira, Peter Mailanyi, Jacob Ondari, James Ndegwa, and David Okachi.
Others Francis Andayi, Taib Ali, Jacinta Nyamosi, Victor Mule,Lilian Okumu, and Tabitha Ouya.
The seat of the country’s topmost prosecutor fell vacant after former officeholder Noordin Haji was appointed the director of the National Intelligence Service.