Justice Kihara takes over as new Attorney General

The incoming Attorney General Justice Paul Kariuki Kihara has urged staff at the State Law Office to adhere to the constitution in discharging their duties.

Dr. Kihara who has officially taken over office from Prof. Githu Muigai says his main objective is to ensure the office is respected for upholding the rule of law.

Speaking during a brief ceremony at the Attorney General’s Chambers witnessed by Heads of Department and Chief Executive Officers of Semi-Autonomous Government Agencies affiliated to the Office of the Attorney General and Department of Justice, Dr. Kihara urged the officers to maintain the high standards and traditions set by Professor Githu Muigai during his seven-year tenure in office.

“There will be no room for any officer who falls short of this,” he warned, noting that he expected their full individual and collective cooperation as together they render timely and professional services to the Government and Kenyans.

Assuring the Attorney General of committed personnel, outgoing Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai said he was leaving office with great pride in a job well done. He thanked all the staff for their exemplary work that had helped him achieve on his mandate.

Professor Githu Muigai who has been at the helm of the State Law Office since August 2011 resigned last month.

Professor Muigai noted that he joined the Government during the transition to the Constitution 2010 and had since, together with the staff, offered the Government good, competent representation.

He said he had embraced the transition and was happy to ‘hand over the weighty responsibilities of his office’ to Judge Kariuki as he ventured back to the legal profession in different capacities.

Also present during the ceremony was Solicitor General Ken Ogeto who assumed office on 21st March, 2018.


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