July 19, 2018

President Uhuru changes his advisers in major shake-up

President Uhuru Kenyatta has appointed a new Attorney General after Githu Muigai resigned on Tuesday (13/2/18).

President Uhuru appointed Paul Kihara Kariuki, the President of the Court of Appeal.

Justice Kariuki will need to be approved by Parliament to take over the position.

“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,” said Uhuru.

The Head of State also thanked the former AG for his years of service as the chief legal adviser to Government.

“I wish to place on record, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Kenya, our gratitude for the committed and dedicated service that Professor Muigai has accorded to our nation over the last six and a half years that he has served in the office of Attorney General.

“I wish Professor Muigai all the very best in the next phase of his professional career,” said Uhuru.

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

Lawyer Abdikadir Mohammed was nominated as Ambassador to South Korea.

Kariuki, Ogeto, and Muturi will join Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i, State House comptroller Kinuthia Mbugua, and Nzioka Waita, the Chief of Staff and Head of the President’s Delivery Unit,

According to political pundits, the new appointments will bring to fore President Uhuru’s intentions of a ruthless delivery run by a circle of friends he trusts.

The President further nominated former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Prof Olive Mugenda alongside Patrick Gichohi and Felix Koskei to the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

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