“Six months before my sacking, people were being interviewed for the job. Rumours of my sacking were floated every week to try and force me to resign. A month before I was removed, I offered to the President, through Ambassador Francis Muthaura, to resign, but it was rejected,” he says.
He was inexplicably sacked in May 2005. Philip maintains that the straw that broke the camel’s back was his insistence on a transparent and accountable investigation and prosecution in the Anglo Leasing and cocaine cases, among others.
Being a managing partner at his firm, Philip attended to urgent matters throughout our lengthy interview at his office.
He has since completed his Masters degree in Law at the University of Nairobi, specialising in International Trade and Investment Law and is currently a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. He is also an authorised practitioner at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Given his relative youth and vigour, one gets the impression that you have not seen the last of Philip Murgor in public office.