Justice Paul Kihara to replace Attorney General Githu Muigai following his resignation
President Kenyatta has nominated Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki to be the new Attorney General. Also See:
This follows after the resignation of Prof Githu Muigai on Tuesday afternoon.
Prof Githu has served in his position for six-and- a-half years since he took over the position from Amos Wako in August 2011 following 2010 constitution promulgation that required him to leave the office.
Through a twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon, President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed to have received Prof. Githu Muigai’s resignation letter and he thanked him for his service for the last six and a half years.
Prof Muigai took over from Amos Wako in August 2011 following the of the 2010 Constitution that required him (Mr Wako) to exit office. Mr Wako, now the Busia Senator, had served for two decades as the country’s top legal adviser.
Muigai was once a partner in Mohammed-Muigai Advocates and has been a UN special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination Xenophobia and Related Intolerance.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Law degree from the University of Nairobi, a master’s degree in International Law from Columbia University School of Law, and was awarded a doctorate degree in law in November 2002.
If approved by the National Assembly and by the President of the Court of Appeal, Prof Githu Muigai ‘s position will be taken over by Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki. Also Read: Raila ‘sworn in’ as Kalonzo misses
Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki is part of Kenya’s religious elite who for a long time, served as chancellor of the same church, a position he only relinquished when he became a judge.