- Records from the NCBA showed that a cell phone number registered with Philip Murgor’s ID had defaulted on a KSh 1,300 Fuliza loan
- The former head of the prosecutor’s office accused the lender of failing to exercise due diligence before proceeding against him
- Over four million Kenyans are listed with CRB for defaulting on their loans on time, but Safaricom said it would delist them
Senior Counsel Philip Murgor has denied claims that he defaulted on a Fuliza loan, leading to his listing on the NCBA’s Credit Reference Bureau (CRB).
The city’s lawyer has been ruled in default over a controversial KSh 1,300 Fuliza loan.
The NCBA listed the attorney with CRB on May 7, 2021 after his records showed that a cell phone number registered with his ID had defaulted on the Fuliza loan.
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Philip Murgor says the NCBA failed to conduct due diligence
However, the former head of the prosecutor’s office accused the lender of failing to perform due diligence before proceeding against him.
The lawyer said the negative listing hampered his attempts to apply for KSh 403,000 in funding from the said bank for insurance for his law firm Murgor and Murgor Advocates on September 23.
He explained that an NCBA officer named Ruth told him his application could not be processed because it was negatively listed on the CRB.
Murgor was referred to a high-ranking officer identified as Faith, but his efforts bore no fruit.
“It follows that the NCBA, through its officers Ruth and Faith, was aware of the fact that it was the NCBA that had falsely and maliciously reported our client for a negative listing,” he explained through his attorneys.
Newspaper Report: Attorney Philip Murgor Listed with CRB on KSh 1k Fuliza Loan
Kenyans share their opinions online
Murgor’s listing amused Kenyans on social media.
TUKO.co.ke tried some comments:
Florence Mulwo joked:
“Philip Murgor is just hot air.”
Peter Ng’eno remarked:
“There should be consensus before including people in CRB.”
“So despite status, we all suffer the same fate.”
Cathy Owino wondered:
“He from Fuliza too? Stranger than fiction.”
“True, the saying goes… ‘even the rich cry’.”
Hellen Vanya added:
“Fuliza and Philip Murgor can’t be related.”
Safaricom to delist defaulters
On Tuesday, October 18, Safaricom CEO Peter Ndegwa said the telecom company would cut four million Kenyans from CRB.
Ndegwa said the company is working with Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) and the NCBA to facilitate the delisting.
“We will repair four million customers previously listed on the CRB,” he said.
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