Philip K. Murgor
Philip K. Murgor is a founder and the current Managing Partner of the firm. He offers invaluable work experience spanning a period of over 21 years in the legal profession as state counsel, private practitioner and as a former Director Public Prosecutions .

He has also attended numerous seminars and training workshops dealing with diverse areas of law such as UK and US Comparative Law, Public Procurement, Policy Strategy and Reform, Anti-corruption and Economic Crimes, Anti-money Laundering and Asset Recovery and Anti-drug Enforcement.

Philip was born on 4th July 1961. He graduated from the University of Nairobi in 1985 where he obtained his honours law degree. The following year he obtained his post graduate diploma from the Kenya School of Law after successfully completing his pupilage at the firm of Hamilton Harrison and Mathews.


Upon admission as an Advocate in 1986, Philip declined to seek employment in private law firms offering attractive terms in favour of an appointment as a public prosecutor in the State Law Office. In this way he believed he would serve the public and at the same time gain valuable experience.

Philip served as a State Counsel in the provinces and Nairobi from 1986 to 1992, during which period he successfully led, or assisted in prosecuting several high profile cases, including murder and treason. In 1992, he resigned from the public service and teamed up with his wife Agnes to found Murgor & Murgor Advocates.

Amongst his first private briefs was to join up with a team of lawyers to represent the then President Daniel arap Moi, in election petitions challenging his election as president in the 1992 General Election. In 1994 the firm through Philip was appointed by the Central Bank of Kenya to represent it in the Goldenberg multi-billion shilling civil litigation and has continued to represent it, save a break from 1998 to 2003.

In May 2003, Philip was unexpectedly appointed by the new President Mwai Kibaki to the position of Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecution (DPP), a post he was to hold for two years. His mandate was to overhaul and reform an ineffective and discredited public prosecutions department. During his tenure, he initiated several key and far reaching reforms to fully professionalize public prosecutions before returning to the firm in 2005.

Areas of Practice
Civil and criminal litigation, local and international commercial arbitration, international investments law, international business transaction law, international intellectual property law, international commercial contracts, capital markets, immigration, sports law arbitration, mediation and negotiation, public procurement, insurance, investment, aviation, shipping, energy, reconstruction, media, employment mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and related areas.

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