DPP revokes appointment of 332 prosecutors

DPP Noordin Haji during a past briefing.The DPP has revoked the appointment of 332 prosecutors COURTESY

The director of public prosecutions Noordin Hajj has revoked the appointments of 332 prosecutors who had been serving under different departments in his office.

The DPP made the announcement in latest edition of the gazette notice.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 85 (1) of the Criminal Procedure Code, the Director of Public Prosecutions revokes the appointment of:” the DPP wrote before listing the names of the prosecutors.

Then Labor Institutions act has been worst hit after the DPP revoked the appointment of 90 of its prosecutors with the Citizenship and Immigration act and the National Environment Management Act both coming second at 38 each.

35 of the prosecutors are under the NSSF act while 23 are under the NHIF act.

Others are Helb act (13),Public health act(16),copyright act (6),anti counterfeit act (9),standard act (20),tourism act (10),penal code (18),energy act (8),industrialization act (8).

This comes just a month after the DPP revoked the appointment of Phillip Murgor who had been representing Sarah Wairimu in the murder case of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen.

Murgor’s appointment stirred controversy after Cohen’s family lawyer Cliff Ombeta told the court that Murgor was not fit to represent Sarah since he was a gazette public prosecutor.

However,Murgor argued that he had resigned as a prosecutor in March 2019 just months after being appointment.