Attorney General Githu Muigai has resigned after six years in service.
President Uhuru Kenyatta says he has received with regret the resignation of Attorney General Githu Muigai.
He has nominated Judge Paul Kihara Kariuki as new AG.
He has also nominated Kennedy Ogeto as Solicitor General and appointed Njee Muturi as Deputy Chief of Staff.
Prof. Githu Muigai has over 20 years experience in the practice of law in Kenya and in East Africa. Prof. Muigai holds LLB and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Nairobi and an LLM Degree from Columbia University School of Law, New York. He was called to the Bar in 1985.
In addition to the practice of law he is an Associate Professor of Public law in the School of Law of the University of Nairobi (currently on leave of absence).
He has a wide range of areas of practice which include Commercial Litigation and Arbitration, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Information and Communications Technology Law, Insurance and Banking Law, Investments Law, Mergers & Acquisitions Law, Public and Private International Law, Public Procurement Law.
From August 2008 – September 2011 Prof. Githu Muigai was the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a member of the American Association of Trial Lawyers, Institute of Public Secretaries, Law Society of Kenya, East African Law Society, Council of Legal Education, International Commission of Jurists International Bar and the Association and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.
Muigai was sworn as sixth Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya on the 23rd August 2011. The Attorney General is the Principal Legal Adviser to Government of the Republic of Kenya.