Philip Murgor Biography
Philip Mugor is a Kenyan lawyer and in 2011 he became the 10th Kenyan Lawyer and the 568th in the world to be admitted as a legal practitioner at the International Criminal Court.
Philip Murgor Early Life
He was born on the 4th of July 1961 at Iten District Hospital to Christine Chebor, a nurse, in Elgeyo Marakwet District (now Elgeyo-Marakwet County), Kenya. His father, Charles Murgor, was employed by colonial administration as a District Officer.
Murgor spent his formative school years in Kiambu town, Central Province and Kisumu town, Nyanza Province. His father Charles retired as a Provincial Commissioner in 1969 and the family moved to Eldoret in present-day Uasin Gishu County.
Philip Murgor Education
2008-2011: Graduate student at the University of Nairobi, Masters of Laws in International Trade and Investment Law
1985-1986: Student at Kenya School of Law, Postgraduate Diploma in Law
1981-1985: Undergraduate student at the University of Nairobi, Bachelors Degree in Law
Philip Murgor Career
While at the school of Law in 1986, he was selected, among seven others, to participate in an American student exchange program. During this period he had the opportunity to intern at the superior court of the United States in Washington DC.
As a law student, he interned at Mereka and company which specialized in insurance Law. Thereafter, he joined Hamilton Harrison and Matthews, one of the oldest law firms with a strong commercial civil litigation practice.
In 1986 he took a position as State Counsel in the Public Prosecutions Department, where he was posted to the Kisumu Provincial State Counsel Office. As a criminal prosecutor, he was responsible for advising and directing the criminal investigators on the adequacy or direction of their investigations to ensure successful prosecutions.
In 1992 he was transferred to Nairobi and resigned from the civil service and joined his wife in private practice at Murgor and Murgor Advocates. He was appointed to the legal team that defended President Daniel Arap Moi in election petitions filed after the first multiparty general elections in 1992.
In 2007, he took over as the Managing Partner at Murgor and Murgor Advocates. In 2008, he represented the Central Bank in the Grand Regency Scandal on the sale of the grande Regency Hotel.
Murgor has since handled several landmark cases touching on the enforcement of fundamental rights under the new constitution relating to gender rights. Recently, he sued the directors and shareholders of Imperial Bank Limited on behalf of the Kenya Deposit Insurance Corporation to recover KShs.45 Billion of customer deposits lost due to their negligence and breach of fiduciary duties.
He supports civil society initiatives and forums that are concerned about the growing ethnic tensions and runaway corruption, both of which threaten the very existence of Kenya. Murgor is an advocate for the rights of the disadvantaged members of society. He holds memberships in various prestigious legal and civil society groups.
Philip Mugor Age
He was born as Philip Kipchirchir Mugor on 4th July 1961 at Iten District Hospital in Elgeyo-Marakwet County.
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Philip Murgor Family
His parents are Christine Chebor, a nurse and Charles Murgor, who was employed by colonial administration as a District Officer.
Murgor met his Lovely wife, Justice Agnes K. Murgor, in 1986 during their time in the exchange program in Washington, D.C. They were married in 1990 and together they are blessed with three children.
Philip Murgor Net Worth
Working as a lawyer, there is no doubt Murgor earns a good salary and has been able to accumulate good net worth. However, his exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Philip Murgor Goldenberg Scandal
In 1995, he was appointed by the Central Bank of Kenya to unravel the Goldenberg scandal and recover the billions lost in the scam. His successful handling of the scandal cases on behalf of the Central Bank of Kenya against Kamlesh Pattni and his associates led to direct threats to his life, which forced him to go public on the same. Thereafter, he was denied his legal fees in an attempt to force him to compromise the cases. He was eventually forced to quit the cases in 1998, rather than succumb to the threats.
When Mwai Kibaki became President in 2003 on an anti-corruption platform, the president immediately re-appointed him to the Goldenberg scandal cases, and a month later he was appointed as the Public Prosecutor, a post he reluctantly accepted on condition that he would be granted a free hand in reforming the failed public prosecution services, and prosecution perpetrators of grand corruption.
Philip Murgor Anglo-Leasing Scandal
Murgor faced resistance in relation to the prosecution of the Anglo-Leasing Scandal and a thorough investigation into a case involving the trafficking of 1.2 tonnes of cocaine worth KShs 6.4 billion. The cases were thwarted by Presidential insiders. The correlation between the prosecution and threats to his person was heightened when his home was attacked. He was terminated as Public Prosecutor in May 2005.
Philip Murgor Presidential Bid
In December 2016 he was unveiled as the presidential candidate for United Democratic Movement. This was during a meeting when the UDM chair Major General (Rtd) John Cheruiyot unveiled the new party headquarters on 4th Ngong Avenue and announced the National Executive Committee had endorsed Mr. Mugor for the top seat but will subject his candidature to the National Delegates Conference for Rectification as per party constitution
Philip Murgor Philanthropy
In 2014, Murgor was appointed as the Chairman of Wildlife Direct Kenya (WLD). He was part of the team that initiated the Hands Off Our Elephants Campaign to help save our endangered animals from poachers. In April 2016, in partnership with the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Government of Kenya, he helped make history by participating in the destruction of 105 tonnes of ivory.
Philip Murgor FAQs
Who is Philip Murgor?
Philip Kipchirchir Murgor is a Kenyan lawyer.
How old is Philip Murgor?
He is 58 years old as of 2019 and was born in 1961.
How tall is Murgor?
Is Philip Murgor married?
Murgor met his Lovely wife, Justice Agnes K. Murgor
How much is Murgor worth?
His exact net worth has not yet been revealed but the information will be updated as soon as it is available.
How much does Murgor make?
Is Murgor dead or alive?
He is still alive and in good health.
Where is Murgor now?
He is currently working as a lawyer in Kenya.