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What you probably didn't know about British prosecutor Khawar Qureshi

Curtis Otieno
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British prosecutor Khawar Qureshi when he appeared in court on Thursday. [Source/Nelson Havi/Twitter]

Details remain scanty about Khawar Qureshi, the new face in Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu's ongoing graft case.

Qureshi was on Tuesday picked by Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji as he seeks to successfully prosecute the case.

But who exactly is the British prosecutor and what does his professional background entail? 

Here are some details, as reported by Standard.

The latter was in 1993 named the youngest ever advocate to appear before the International Court of Justice. 

This followed his nomination to the Bar (Middle Temple) earlier in 1990.

He holds a Masters in Law from the Cambridge University where he was a commercial law professor. 

He also taught the same at the University of London in 2006.

He was named the Queen's Counsel in October 2006, and appointed head of the barristers chambers outside the Britain in 2008.

He also forms part of the 20 lawyers appointed to the 'A' panel Treasury Counsel whose job is to advise the British government on civil issues.

In 2013, he was appointed Deputy Judge of the British High Court.

Mwilu is facing allegations of misuse of public office and siphoning funds from the Imperial Bank, leading to its collapse.

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