Lawyer James Orengo has opposed the DPP’s engagement of Queens Counsel Khawar Qureshi as lead prosecutor in the DCJ Philomena Mwilu case.
Orengo says Qureshi, who was appointed to the role by DPP Noordin Haji, lacks certificate of admission.
He told the five-judge bench that the gazette notice effecting the UK lawyer’s appointment stated that he was only to prosecute criminal trials at the chief magistrates’ court.
The DPP appointed Qureshi to handle the criminal case and the one at the high court isn’t a criminal matter.
Orengo, also Siaya Senator, said the foreign prosecutor has no jurisdiction in challenging Mwilu’s prosecution at the High court.
The bench consists of Hellen Omondi, Mumbi Ngugi, Chacha Mwita, Francis Tuiyot, and William Musyoka.