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DPP appoints Khawar Qureshi to lead prosecution of graft cases



DPP Noordin Haji has appointed Queen’s Counsel Khawar Qureshi to lead the prosecution of high profile corruption cases.

Qureshi has taught commercial law at Cambridge University and public international law at King’s College London.

He was appointed a visiting professor in commercial law at the University of London in 2006 and a deputy High Court judge in 2013.

Every year, corruption in East Africa’s biggest economy drains billions of dollars from the state in rackets involving government officials and businesspeople – known as “tenderpreneurs” for their success in winning public contracts.

Uhuru promised to stop the rot when he came to power in 2013 but critics say he has been slow to go after top officials and there have been no high-profile 


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