New AG, DPP take oath of office

Paul Kihara Kariuki and Noordin Mohammed Haji have been sworn in as Attorney General and the Director of Public Prosecutions respectively following their approval by Parliament.

Kariuki replaces Githu Muigai who resigned as Attorney General last month, whereas Haji will replace Keriako Tobiko who has since been appointed environment Cabinet secretary.

The two were sworn in the presence of President Uhuru Kenyatta. Kariuki is Kenya’s seventh Attorney-General.

Noordin who appeared before the National Assembly’s Justice and Legal affairs committee led by Baringo North MP William Cheptumo on Monday, pledged to be an independent leader who will not let politics interfere with his work.

Haji who is the son of Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji stated that he had no political affiliations.

“On issue of political affiliation I want to assure you that I will not be influenced; the constitution will be guide. I am here today not because of my father but because of the hard work I have put in place for years and my integrity” he said.

Haji has had a career spanning many years at the National Intelligence Service as its deputy director.

He however expressed concern over the high number of prosecution officers exiting from service due to poor working conditions.




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