Attorney-General Professor Githu Muigai has resigned. Breaking the news via his Twitter handle, President Kenyatta on Tuesday announced that he had received a letter of resignation from Githu.
President Kenyatta also announced he has nominated Appellate Court Judge Paul Kihara Kariuki as his successor.
“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,” tweeted President Kenyatta.
Prof. Githu Muigai has served as Attorney General since his appointment by retired President Mwai Kibaki in 2011. The reason for his sudden exit is yet to be known.
The Attorney General is the custodian of the State Law office and advises the government on legal matters.