DPP Ingonga elected president of Africa Prosecutors’ Association » Capital News

NAIROBI, Kenya, July 11 – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP Renson Ingonga) has been elected president of the African Prosecutors Association (APA).

The elections took place during the association’s 17th annual conference and general meeting held in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The ODPP in a statement said the prestigious appointment was a confirmation of Kenya’s important role in promoting justice and legal standards across the continent.

In his acceptance speech, Igonga pledged to fulfill the responsibility entrusted to him, while emphasizing the crucial role played by prosecutors.

“I am humbled and excited not only about this role but also about the responsibility that comes with it. Prosecutors play a critical role in delivering justice in a fair, ethical and decisive manner. I look forward to working closely with my colleagues across Africa to uphold these principles,” Igonga said.

He replaces Egyptian prosecutor Mohamed Shawqi Ayyad as APA president. His immediate responsibilities include chairing all meetings of the association and leading the Executive Committee in promoting the strategic goals of APA.

APA was established in 2003 and provides a platform to foster cooperation, increase capacity and promote best practices among prosecutors from different African countries.

Similarly, the programme aims to support knowledge sharing and the promotion of human rights, while strengthening the position of prosecutors and judicial systems.

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