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Former DPP's urgent message to Haji after resignation

Martin Murigi
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Former Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) during a past event. [Source/Philip Murgor/Facebook]

Prominent lawyer Philip Kipchirchir Murgor now says he is ready to work again with Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji, barely a week after resigning.

Murgor, who is a former DPP, said he was ready to resume his previous position as a special prosecutor but only if Haji promises to offer him adequate security and assign him duties.

In an exclusive interview on KTN, he disclosed he quit after the DPP failed to assign him any case since he was hired in January.

"My issues were; I had no work, as far as that office is concerned. The other issue is security, if you want us to work on these high profile cases then please assign us some personal security," he said during The Big Story segment on Wednesday night.

The seasoned lawyer went ahead to state he felt bored for lack of a case to prosecute despite the DPP having so many files to handle.

"Two months of doing nothing is a very long time for somebody who is in private practice," he said.

The founder of the Nairobi-based Murgor & Murgor Advocates law firm reiterated he was willing to help the State prosecute high profile corruption cases but only once an 'enabling environment' is created.

"I would rather get on with my private practice and if and when they feel like they need our support they can let us know," Murgor.

Haji hired the ex-DPP alongside British lawyer Khawar Qureshi and local lawyers Taib Ali Taib and James Muruthi Kihara to handle various cases including the corruption case against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.

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