search http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/views/day.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>According to Principal Judge Justice Yorokamu Bamwiine the new form of corruption involves connivance between judges and state prosecutors to favour rich offenders at a fee.
Bamwiine was speaking on Friday at the signing of four documents that will guide the activities of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) over the next few years.
The documents which were unveiled by Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Hon Kahinda Otafiire included the Prosecution Performance Standards Guidelines, a 5-year Strategic Investment Plan (SIP III), 2year Client Charter and the Staff Training and Development Policy.
While is the Directorate of Public Prosecution is required by Article 120 of the Constitution to exercise its powers with regard to public interest, administration of justice and to prevent abuse of the legal process, Bamwiine was bothered by how it is currently taking a divergent course.
He pinned the prosecutors for allying with judges to connive against the constitution and the interest of administration of justice.
“I receive complaints on a daily basis, indicating that State Attorneys and magistrates are conniving to deny poor complaints justice,” he said.
“I am worried. I am told if you want an acquittal, you just talk to the state attorney, who then talks to the magistrate and you get what you want.”
The Principle Judge reminded the prosecutors that the judiciary’s commitment was convicting only the guilty persons and urged them to guard against the vice.