New York-based law professor Makau Mutua has termed the long tenure of Prof Githu Muigai as disastrous.
President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Tuesday that he had accepted the resignation of Prof Muigai as the chief legal advisor to the government. "I WELCOME the resignation — SACKING — of AG Githu Muigai. It couldn’t have come SOONER. A real disaster as AG,” Prof Mutua tweeted.
The law scholar, whose has over the years refused to recognise Uhuru Kenyatta as president, was not the only lawyer to claim that Muigai was fired.
NASA lawyer Nelson Havi said the attorney general was sent backing.
"I took a thirty minutes siesta to wake up to the subtly sad, but not so astonishing news ofGithu Muigai‘resigning’ as Attorney General and Kariuki Kihara replacing him in a hereditary way. Githu did not resign. The pompous poor Professor of law was fired; finally!” Havi tweeted.
It remains to be seen whether Prof Muigai will be given another top job in the Uhuru Kenyatta administration.