DPP officially revokes Murgor appointment as public prosecutor

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The appointment of lawyer Philip Murgor as a public prosecutor has officially been revoked.

A gazette notice dated November 15 said the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has amended it by deleting the expression “Philip Kipchirchir Murgor”.

His status as Prosecutor brought up a debate in a murder case involving his client Sarah Wairimu Cohen.

On September 26, lawyer  Cliff Ombeta told the court that Murgor’s status is a matter of public interest.

According to him, Murgor should not have been representing his client as Defense counsel.

Justice Stella Mutuku ruled that Murgor would continue to represent Wairimu noting that he was no longer a Prosecutor.

“No person should be forced to remain in office ..his resignation was immediate after issuing the letter to the appointing authority. He is properly before this court and his representation does not have any conflict of interest,” the ruling reads