Murkomen adds his voice to opposition of Qureshi’s appointment
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has told off the Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, for his recent move of hiring a foreign advocate.
The senator on his Twitter account said that the hiring of the London-based Prof Khawar Qureshi by the DPP Haji was demeaning Kenyan lawyers.
Mr Murkomen has further challenged Mr Haji to personally prosecute the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu if he mistrust all Kenyan lawyers.
The idea of getting a foreign Advocate to prosecute domestic cases just before our Independence Day is totally misguided. If the DPP mistrusts all the Kenyan Lawyers he should just have led by example and prosecute the case himself.
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) December 8, 2018
Two other senators James Orengo (Siaya) and Okong’o Omogeni (Nyamira) have similarly voiced their resentment for Prof Qureshi’s appointment, saying that he is not even legalised to work in Kenya.
However, on Friday the DPP said Qureshi’s appointment is not a new phenomenon in Kenya, citing a case at a Kapenguria court in 1952 that involved Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.