I found working for DPP Impossible: Philip Murgor

Lawyer Philip Murgor, on Thursday told court that he found it impossible working with the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji impossible.

He was replying to a matter where the family of slain tycoon Tob Cohen wanted Murgor to stop representing the key suspect Sarah Wairimu in the case.

Murgor accused the DPP for not assigning him work for two months after being sworn in as a public prosecutor in January 2019.

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Murgor Defense

“I was appointed a public prosecutor through a gazette notice dated 16th January 2019. I undertook that I would not act in any matter where I would go against the DPP for as long as I served in that position. After wasting two months of my professional career, no work was given to me.” stated Murgor.

The former DPP noted that in his resignation letter he stated why he found it difficult to work with the DPP but he was unwilling to share the content of the letter in the court room.

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“I found the professional opportunity cost too much to bear and on 7th March 2019, I resigned as a public prosecutor in a letter dated 7th March 2019. Out of my respect for Noordin Haji, I will not read the contents of my letter of resignation but I explained why I found working for his office impossible,” Murgor told the court.

Cohen’s family had argued that Murgor should not represent the suspect because he was a public prosecutor.


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