Kimeu graft should be fought in “whichever way we can” in backing Noordin for hiring the UK lawyer Khawar Qureshi to lead his office in prosecuting high-profile graft cases.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has once again found himself under the wrath of social media users after he criticised DPP Noordin Haji's appointment of Queens Counsel Khawar Qureshi.
The DPP has also brought Queens Counsel Khawar Qureshi as special prosecutor for the Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu case.
The appointment of Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi was in line with the Constitution and in the past the same had been carried out in the UK and Kenya, he said.
DPP Noordin Haji (Second Right) with QC Khawar Qureshi, Phillip Murgor and the Secretary of Public Prosecutions Dorcas Odour at Enashipai Resort in Naivasha.
On Thursday lawyers for Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu objected strongly to British QC Khawar Qureshi leading the team for the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Already Haji has Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi as the lead counsel in the case, a move that has been challenged by lawyers representing Mwilu.
Queen's Counsel Khawar Qureshi's appointment to Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu's case is not a new phenomenon, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji said on Friday.
Attorney General Paul Kihara has allowed Queen's Counsel Khawar Qureshi to practice as an advocate in Kenya but should only focus on Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu graft case.
As lawyers representing Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu questioned the appointment of Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi to represent Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji in the case, prosecutors, for their part, want Senior Counsels James Orengo and Okong’o Omogeni, both senators, disqualified from representing Ms Mwilu.