, NAIROBI, Kenya, Sept 21 – The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji is planning to adopt a complex crimes prosecution software from Brazil to enhance its prosecution capacity.
Haji said the software dubbed ‘Simba System’ will facilitate an exchange of financial records between institutions and government agencies handling criminal cases.
He pointed out that organized crimes like corruption and terrorism get complex by the day thus requiring an advanced approach to handle them.
“Once completed, Kenya and Brazilian’s systems will complement each other as analysis tools to aid prosecution of emerging, complex crimes,” he tweeted on Saturday. “The SIMBA System is not a Tax system, but a separate system with no relation with Tax Collection or KRA SIMBA system.”
“ODPP endeavors to learn from best international practices to enhance the execution of its mandate & success in entire criminal justice sector,” he wrote.
The DPP was speaking when he met Brazil’s Prosecutor General, Raquel Elias where they agreed to build the capacities of investigators and prosecutors.
He explained that his office will use Brazilian’s free technical support as a stop-gap measure, as it develops its own system once tested, to suit the Kenyan context.