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Article 2 2018 2The Principal Secretary State Department of Correctional Services, Amb. Dr. Richard Titus EKAI, CBS, on 9th February 2018 made an official visit to the Probation and Aftercare Service Headquarters accompanied by Ms Clare Omollo Secretary Administration and Mr. Wilfred Amollo Human Resource Management and Development. During the visit, the Principal Secretary met with senior management to discuss the government’s development agenda for the next five years. In his address to managers, he expressed his optimism on the potential of the department in propelling the government agenda further but articulated his concerns on public awareness on the services provided and function of the department. He inspired those present to continue delivering the department’s mandate and insisted on fairness in service delivery.

Article 3 2018The Chief Justice and President of the Supreme Court of Kenya, Hon. Justice David K. Maraga, EGH, on 13th February 2018, after attending the Siaya Court Users Committee, paid a courtesy call to the Siaya Female Probation Hostel which houses special needs female probationers. The Chief Justice, together with members of the Siaya Court Users, comprising of stakeholders in Kenya’s criminal justice system, toured the institution and interacted with probationers. During the visit, which was guided by the Institution’s Manager Ms Ojung’a, the Chief Justice appreciated the uniqueness of the institution in terms of the programmes and facilities provided to offenders serving non-custodial sentences. In his remarks after the exposure to the institution, the Chief Justice emphasised need of creating awareness among judges and magistrates on the programmes and facilities offered by the institution.

Article 62017Probation and Aftercare Service from 23rd to 30th April 2017 held the induction course for the newly recruited 305 Probation Officers at the Prison Staff Training College, Ruiru. The new officers drawn from diverse backgrounds will complement the government’s efforts in community corrections and ease the shortage of Probation Officers in the country.

In the key note address by the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government delivered by Principal Secretary, State Department for Correctional Services, Amb. (Dr.) Richard Ekai CBS welcomed the new officers were welcomed to the Ministry and informed them of their important role in administration of justice. He also urged the new officers to be mindful of the rights of victims and the community while ensuring public safety and crime reduction.

Read more: Induction of Newly Appointed Probation Officers

Article 1 2018The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Office for Eastern Africa together with the department of Probation and Aftercare Service launched a one year project whose aim is to help the government improve its capacity in addressing incidences of serious and violent crimes. The project activities will help boost the department’s capacity of handling such cases by way of developing resource documents and trainings.

The project has since enlisted the services of two consultants, Dr. Scholastica Omondi and Dr. Beneah Mutsotso to help develop two key service instruments. Dr. Omondi will spearhead the development of a policy framework and operational guidelines for supervision of accused persons released on bail. While Dr. Mutsotso will design and develop intensive supervision programme that includes an electronic monitoring component.

Read more: UNODC and Probation and Aftercare Service in Joint Project Partnership

Article 42017Probation and Aftercare Service held a week long induction workshop for the newly appointed Regional Coordinators of Probation from 3rd to 6th April 2017 at the Nakuru Girls’ Probation Hostel. The induction workshop aimed to orient the Regional Coordinators of their roles and responsibilities as they took on their new portfolio in coordinating services in the regions.

During the opening ceremony, the outgoing Principal Secretary State Department of Correctional Services, Mr. Micah Powon expressed his optimism in the Regional Coordinators’ ability to steer probation work in the regions and increase the uptake and application of the departmental functions to boost performance. The Coordinators were encouraged to take vantage of their position in the criminal justice chain in providing solutions to challenges in the sector. In her remarks, the Director of Probation Service pointed out the important role the Regional Coordinators had in the regions.

Read more: Regional Coordinators Induction Workshop

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