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Breaking news: Government lawyer AG Githu Muigai resigns

Njenga Hakeenah
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Githu Muigai. He has resigned as Kenya's Attorney General. [Photo/eaace.com]

Government lawyer and renowned law scholar Prof Githu Muigai has resigned.

In accepting his resignation, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that the AG will be replaced by Judge Paul Kihara Kariuki.

The president said, "I have received with regret the resignation of Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai. I thank him for his service for the last six and a half years. I have nominated as his replacement Judge Paul Kihara Kariuki."

Githu shot to prominence in Kenya for his ‘Amicus curiae’ plea during the first round of the petition after the 4 March 2013 presidential election where Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the president-elect.

Born on 31 January 1960, Muigai has been the Attorney General of Kenya for the past six and a half years. 

He was awarded a doctorate degree in law in November 2002 and holds a bachelor's degree in Law degree from the University of Nairobi and a master's degree in International Law from Columbia University School of Law.

Githu served at the United Nations as a Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance before becoming the AG. He was also served in the Constitution of Kenya Review Commission.

The president has also nominated Kennedy Ogeto as Solicitor General and appointed Njee Muturi as Deputy Chief of Staff.

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