Anxiety is gripping the legal fraternity as it awaits to see who will be appointed Prosecutor General.

The nomination process closed on Friday and the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) is yet to publish the names of the candidates to be interviewed.

Legal experts said the position must be filled by a person of integrity in order to curb corruption in the country.

A legal expert, Mr Tendai Toto said tainted people must not be considered to take up this important office if the country is to improve the justice delivery system.

A renowned lawyer, Mr Terrence Hussein said it is high time a woman is considered for the post in order to achieve gender equality in the justice delivery system.

Some say impartiality in decision making is a key attribute of a sound Prosecutor General to stamp out corruption in both the private and public sectors.

The legal fraternity is one of the key enablers of the economy and this can only be achieved through selection of a deserving candidate.

This is the first time that a Prosecutor General will be selected in terms of the 2013 constitution.

The process includes interviews in public to be conducted by the JSC.