The Director of public prosecution, Jane Frances Abodo has revealed that seven prosecutors are on the brink of losing their jobs due to allegations of corruption and absenteeism.
During a recent training session for new prosecutors, Abodo emphasized government's commitment to rooting out corruption within its ranks, stating that no one is above the law, regardless of their position.
"If we say that we are fighting corruption as an institution, then we should first fight corruption within the institution," stated Abodo.
"We need to send out the message that corruption will not be tolerated within our legal system."
The implicated prosecutors, whose identities have not been disclosed are accused of engaging in various corrupt tendencies, including accepting bribes and manipulating evidence.
These actions have not only compromised the principles of justice but have also tarnished the reputation of the legal profession.
"Those who are doing the right thing, I have their back covered completely. Those who are doing the wrong thing, I will prosecute them because when we continue covering people, then the whole institution will actually be branded corrupt," asserted Abodo.
Expressing disappointment at the betrayal of public trust by those entrusted with upholding justice, Abodo highlighted government's commitment to accountability.
"These prosecutors, despite receiving substantial salaries, have engaged in corrupt practices that are not even tax-deductible. This is unacceptable, and we are taking stringent measures to ensure accountability and transparency throughout the investigation."
The Attorney General also addressed the challenges faced by prosecutors, acknowledging that there is a need to improve their working conditions.
She encouraged prosecutors to participate in Sacco programs under the Attorney General's office and mentioned plans for a tour to various areas to assess working conditions.
As the investigation into these corruption allegations unfolds, it serves as a stark reminder that even fundamental institutions like the legal profession are not immune to corruption.