Uhuru Kenyatta moves to secure his circle of power

President Uhuru Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta during a past press briefing at State House, Nairobi.

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What you need to know:

  • In place of Prof Muigai will be Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki, the tall, bespectacled, soft-spoken President of the Court of Appeal.

  • He will need to be approved by Parliament for the position.

  • Justice Kariuki had been touted as a front-runner in the jostling for the post of Chief Justice in 2016.

President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday purged the State’s top legal team following the resignation of Attorney-General Githu Muigai and the re-deployments of two other top advisors, surrounding himself with a clique of hardliners and loyal friends.

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