DPP Noordin Haji Fires 45 Lawyers
The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has revoked the appointment of 45 lawyers who had been appointed as public prosecutors.
The prosecutors, whose appointments were stopped, were serving in various departments in the office.
Stephen Ochieng’ Mallowah, Stan Musoka Manthi, Hellen Nelly Limang’ura, Sammy Arekai, Sirich, and Francis Mathew Kamau were handling cases under the Anti-Counterfeit Act 2008.
Appolinary J. Mwandigha, John Mbatha, Nancy Maina, Steve Okayo, Wilson David, Rogers Ruriga, and Patricia Mwangi were also barred from prosecuting cases arising under the Kenya Forest Act 2005.
Prosecutors who were handling the cases under the Kenya Health Act suffered most by losing 31 of their counterparts.
They include Suleiman Juma Mwahanjo, Amos N. Kilunda, James Ojwang Simiyu, Zephania Kipruto Chelimo, JamesNdaranya Wachunga, Wilson Endao Chepyegon, Naisola Rachel Sillah, John Muriuki Githinji, Zaphania Chelimo,Thomas Nyandigisi, Beja Mwalungu Bati.
Others are Oguta Zaddock Ogayo, Henry Onyango Ojwang, Vincent Iduri, Joseph Akuma Onwonga, Nelson Mwangi Mutahi, Festus Anaya, Gideon Kimuluo, Moses Wambusi Wanyonyi, Simon Manara Ogao, David Kipkorir Chepkwony.
The rest are Fredrick Nanyaga Sikali, Stephen Ngumo Mururia, Nickson Marara Aminga, Julius Shiechenje, Allan Wasilwa Barasa, Mutinyi Solomon Salia, James Kooya, Mathew Kare Cheboi, Fred Kariuki Sosi, Joseph Manyasya Kiwmele.
Gitonga Murungura was the only prosecutor fired from handling cases arising under the Energy Act.
The Office of the DPP also took the opportunity to announce the appointment of United Kingdom’s lawyer Khawar Qureshi to prosecute Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu in her ongoing case.
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