SENIOR COUNSEL PHILIP MURGOR ON THE HOT SEAT FOR INTERVIEWS

SENIOR COUNSEL PHILIP MURGOR ON THE HOT SEAT FOR INTERVIEWS FOR THE KENYA'S CHIEF JUSTICE

SENIOR COUNSEL PHILIP MURGOR ON THE HOT SEAT FOR INTERVIEWS
The Senior Counsel Philip Murgor before the Judicial Service Commission for interview

SENIOR COUNSEL PHILIP MURGOR ON THE HOT SEAT FOR INTERVIEWS

By Abigael Nyanchama

The Senior Counsel Philip Murgor on Friday entered the hot seat for the interviews looking for the Chief Justice to replace Justice David Maraga.

During the interview Murgor told the panelists that he would be honored to serve as Kenya’s next Chief Justice but would not be a tragedy to him if he didn’t secure the job.

Responding to a question by Acting Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu on the challenges of presiding judges in the Judiciary, Murgor argued that the office was vacant as there was no substantive office holder something that turned t into a more confrontational than a vetting process.

“In so far as problems are concerned,” said Murgor, “the problems that I have described for the DPP are not different, at some point, for presiding judges. But, today’s problems – to me- appear different; they indicate a situation where there is no chief justice.”