NAIROBI, (Xinhua) --
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday
announced the resignation of Attorney General Githu Muigai and
immediately named his successor as the principal legal adviser
to the government.
In a statement,
Kenyatta said he received with regret the resignation of Muigai
from the office of Attorney General effective the date of the
appointment of his successor.
“I wish to place on
record, on my own behalf and on behalf of the people of Kenya,
our gratitude for the committed and dedicated service that
Professor Muigai has accorded to our nation over the last six
and a half years that he has served in the office of Attorney
General,” Kenyatta said.
“I wish professor
Muigai all the very best in the next phase of his professional
career,” he added. No reason was given for Githu’s resignation
which comes as Kenyatta has been reconstituting members of his
The president said
he has nominated Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki to the National
Assembly for approval as the country’s next Attorney General.