Prof Kithure Kindiki


July 17, 1972




Politician, Lawyer


Married to Joyce Kithure. They have two children.


Education: Early schooling at Lenana High School and Tharaka Boys High School. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Laws from Moi University. In 2001, he obtained a Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law. He holds a Master's in International Human Rights Law and Democracy and a PhD in International Law, both from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Early career: Before joining politics, he served as a lecturer at Moi and Nairobi universities. He started his teaching career in 1999 as a Law lecturer at Moi University. In 2004, he joined the University of Nairobi where he served until 2005 when he returned to Moi to head the department of Public Law.

He served as Secretary of the National Cohesion in the Ministry of Justice soon after the 2008 post-election violence and was instrumental in the drafting of the National Cohesion and Integration Act. However, he resigned after three months and accused the government of lacking political will to resettle hundreds of thousands of people who were displaced by the 2007/08 post-poll skirmishes. 

He was thrown into public limelight when DP Ruto appointed him to his legal team when he faced crimes against humanity charges at the ICC.

Political career:  He currently serves as Senator for Tharaka-Nithi County, a post he's held since 2013. He clinched the seat on his first attempt at elective politics. He was then elected the first leader of Majority in the Senate, a position he held until he was elected the Deputy Speaker after the 2017 general elections. He was de-whipped from the position in 2020, a casualty of the fall-out between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy Wiliam Ruto.

Latest articles on Prof Kithure Kindiki:

  1. Kindiki, Ahmednasir, Kigen front three for AG post

    Among lawyers touted to be eyeing the AG's position are the three Dr Ruto's long-time lawyers as his legal adviser Abraham Sing'oei is eyeing the position of Solicitor General.

    Ahmednasir Abdullahi, Prof Kithure Kindiki and  Katwa Kigen
  2. Nithi residents want Ruto to fulfill promise of Sh6.5b roads

    The tarmacking of most of the seven roads totalling 159km started in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s first term.

    Chuka-Kaanwa-Kareni road
  3. Tharaka Nithi long-serving Njuri Ncheke chairman dies

    The elders Maara branch chairman Ngai Kanampiu said their chairman died while receiving treatment.

    Kangori M'Thaara
  4. Presidential petition: How Njoki Ndung'u tipped on gender inclusion

    During the presidential petition, she guided lawyer Kithure Kindiki to call Mr Chebukati IEBC chairperson not chairman

  5. Kithure Kindiki likens Bomas fracas to US Capitol riots

    Prof Kindiki is representing Ruto at the Supreme Court.

    Kithure Kindiki supreme court presidential petition ruto
  6. We saw the shining star of Prof Kindiki, Njuri Ncheke says

    In February 2016, at Chuka University, the elders once again endorsed Prof Kindiki as the Ameru spokesperson .

    Kithure Kindiki
  7. Outgoing MCAs 'luckiest' as three get top elective slots

    Ms Susan Ngugi, a one-term MCA for Marimanti ward, is the new Tharaka Nithi woman representative.

    Susan Ngugi
  8. Ruto moves to block IEBC commissioners from Supreme Court

    Ruto says only IEBC itself and Chebukati should participate in the hearings.

    Deputy President William Ruto address believers at Nyayo National stadium during a prayer service.
  9. Tharaka Nithi leaders want Kindiki appointed to powerful ministry

    The leaders say Kindiki shelved his ambitions to support Ruto in the national campaigns with a promise of a powerful position.

    Kithure Kindiki
  10. Rigathi: Handshake has brought misery to Kenyans

    'When Mr Odinga swore himself, he should have been sent to jail'.

    Ruto running mate Rigathi Gachagua
  11. Campaign Tracker: Key events in Kenya’s elections as of July 11

    President Uhuru Kenyatta acknowledged his deputy William Ruto’s near-slap incident at State House in 2017.

    Kenya Kwanza campaign rally in Meru town
  12. Kindiki: Raila plotted Uhuru, Ruto ICC case

    The chaos followed the disputed 2007 elections.

  13. Kindiki's endorsement of Governor Njuki stuns locals

    As the cliché goes, politics has no permanent enemy or friend.

  14. Ruto takes Kenya Kwanza campaign to Tharaka Nithi

    DP blames the Uhuru administration for the high cost of living.

    Deputy President William Ruto in Karatina
  15. Kindiki: Uhuru snubbed Tharaka Nithi after 2017 victory

    Kindiki lamented how President Uhuru toured various parts of the country including foreign trips but is yet to visit the county.

    Kithure Kindiki
  16. The brains behind Raila, Ruto campaigns

    Odinga unveiled his manifesto early this month while Ruto is set to make public his agenda for the people on Thursday.

    Raila Odinga, William Ruto teams
  17. Four battle for Kindiki's senatorial seat

    The battle revolves around who will fit in the ‘big’ shoes left by Prof Kindiki.

  18. Kindiki will get big state job, Gachagua tells voters

    Gachagua says appointment of Kindiki as Ruto’s presidential chief agent is an indication of big appointments to come for the soft-spoken senator.

    Rigathi Gachagua and Kithure Kindiki
  19. State House race: IEBC clears Ruto

    IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said Dr Ruto met all the requirements set by the commission.

    William Ruto
  20. Tharaka leaders to DP Ruto: Kindiki should get Transport CS post

    They want Tharaka Nithi County to have the first Cabinet Secretary if Ruto wins the August 9 polls.

    Kithure Kindiki


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