Thursday, September 19, 2019

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The Public Service Commission has advertised one thousand posts for the recruitment of new Probation Officers. This drive to recruit additional officers has been very well welcomed by the department of Probation and Aftercare Service. It comes at a time when the department has been facing staffing gaps arising from new and increased roles, mandates, and increased demand for existing services.

The new officers will enhance the department’s capacity in meeting its strategic directions of a just, safe, secure and crime-free society. Members of the public who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply for the posts via the commission’s website, www.publicservice.go.ke or www.psckjobs.go.ke

Probation and Aftercare Service has been facilitating the exercise of reviewing prisoners’ sentences to help reduce the penal population of already congested prisons. The exercise which targets ten thousand inmates, has seen the engagement of Probation Officers countrywide in preparation of Sentence Review Reports and in supervision of offenders whose sentences have been reviewed. The exercise, which is a proactive measure, is set to create relief in many penal facilities. At the onset, many penal institutions were overcrowded by petty and non-

Read more: PROBATION PARTICIPATES IN REVIEW OF SENTENCES TO DE-CONGEST PRISONS

On the 31st December 2018, H.E the President Uhuru Kenya, assented to the Statute Law Miscellaneous Amendment Act No. 18 of 2018 which has given effect to many statutes including the Probation of Offenders Act Cap 64 and the Community Service Orders Act Cap 93. The said amendments took effect from the 18th January 2019.

Read more: PROBATION OF OFFENDERS ACT AND COMMUNITY SERVICE ORDERS ACT AMENDED

Probation and Aftercare Service held a two-day professional meeting to discuss pertinent issues on the implementation of the Power of Mercy Programme in Mombasa from 24th to 25th January 2019. The meeting attended by the Director of Probation Service, Mrs. Mary Mbau, HSC and the Power of Mercy Advisory Committee CEO/ Secretary, Mr. Michael Kagika, EBS drawn from probation practioners from all regions in the country. The purpose of the meeting was to share experiences and challenges, and to set standards.

Read more: PROFESSIONAL MEETING TO STRENGTHEN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE POWER OF MERCY PROGRAMME

The Siaya Probation Female Hostel had the chance to host the Hon. Lady Justice Jessie Lesiit, Judge of the High Court of Kenya and Head of Criminal Division, Nairobi and Chair of the Bail and Bond Policy Guidelines Implementation Committee. The purpose of the visit was for the Committee to familiarise itself with the probation facility and monitor the progress of the probationers housed in the facility.

Siaya Probation Female Hostel in a new facility that houses offenders placed on probation orders but who cannot return to the community immediately owing to many reasons. The tactility houses special needs offenders some of whom have committed very serious offences for which ordinarily they would service stiff imprisonment terms. 

Read more: JUDGE VISITS SIAYA PROBATION HOSTEL

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Probation and Aftercare Service Headquarters
A: Taifa Road, Reinsurance Plaza Building
P. O. Box 42335-00100 Nairobi, Kenya
P: +254-020-2652335/ 3311303 /2215658/ 2240057/ 2224016/ 722-104621/ 1044626
W: www.probation.go.ke  
E: information@probation.go.ke