Set a Thief to catch a thief; Rotich Hires Ex-DPP to Beat Haji.

    CS Henry Rotich
    CS Henry Rotich

    Former Treasury CS, Henry Rotich, has taken into account the skills of former Director of Public Prosecutions, Phillip Murgor, to maul the current officeholder, Noordin Haji.

    When the case against the embattled CS Rotich and other suspects resumed on Thursday, Murgor appeared in court as the newest addition to the defense.

    He will be joining the likes of Senate Majority Leader, Kipchumba Murkomen, and Deputy President William Ruto’s ICC lawyer, Katwa Kigen.

    Murgor told the court that he had been briefed about the case on Wednesday, and was struggling to catch up.

    The Ex-DPP Murgor protested that the prosecution had submitted evidence to the defense team in soft copy and insisted that the documents should be handed over in the physical version.

    Former DPP Phillip Murgor in court defending the Kimwarer and Arror dams scandal suspects.
    Former DPP Phillip Murgor in court defending the Kimwarer and Arror dams scandal suspects.

    The prosecution, on its part, has lined up 140 witnesses in a bid to bring Rotich and other suspects to book, over the Kimwarer and Arror dams’ scandal.

    Noordin Haji is relying on the expertise of special prosecutor Taib Ali Taib to apprehend the corruption suspects.

    Murgor had applied to join the DPP’s team of special prosecutors in 2018 but later resigned.

    “Following the formal gazetting of my appointment on January 16, 2019, I have not been assigned any case at all,” Murgor’s statement to Nation Media.

    DPP Noordin Haji and special prosecutor Taib Ali Taib at a past media briefing.
    DPP Noordin Haji and special prosecutor Taib Ali Taib at a past media briefing.

    Murgor also regretted that he and other special prosecutors were yet to be accorded adequate security.

    “In the circumstances, the professional and financial opportunity cost has become unaffordable to me as a legal practitioner,” the ex-DPP narrated.

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