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Kenya's Attorney General, Githu Muigai, Resigns

A tweet from the President of Kenya today, confirmed the resignation of Professor Githu Muigai as Kenya's 6th Attorney General since independence in 1963. A graduate of the University of Nairobi and Columbia School of Law, Attorney General Muigai played a lead advisory role in several landmark election court cases involving Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga.

Professor Muigai was a partner in the law firm of Muhammed Muigai Advocates, prior to assuming public office. There is no indication yet weather he will return to private practice at the firm. The other name partner, Mohammed Nyaoga is the current Chairman of the Central Bank of Kenya.

His immediate replacement named by President Kenyatta is Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki, Long considered a State House favorite for Chief Justice. The 62 year old has an extensive legal career and is expected to be approved without much resistance by the National Assembly.

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