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. Another fatal fall in Kasarani leaves a family in grief

    The body of Mr Muthomi, who lived in a flat with his two friends, was found lying on the floor of an adjacent building site.

    Blair Muthomi
  2. Firepower: Govt now deploys military-grade artillery in bandit zones

    The government has deployed heavier artillery to the troubled six counties in the Kenyan North.

    A Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) vehicle that was in a convoy of vehicle-driven missile launchers spotted in Baringo
  3. Where do we go? Residents of troubled North Rift cry to govt

    A humanitarian crisis looms in areas targeted in bandits’ smoke-out plan after the government ordered residents to vacate by Monday morning

    Families vacating bandit invested zones in Samburu West on Monday March 13
  4. I will not charge Matiang'i, says DPP Haji

    He has directed the DCI to close the inquiry with no further police action against Matiang'i

    Former Interior CS Fred Matiang'i
  5. Bandits leave one dead in yet another daring attack in Marakwet

    Over 100 armed bandits killed one person and left another injured in Marakwet East in a Sunday morning attack.

    A police vehicle carries mourners to the burial of a bandit attack victim in Kapedo on the border of Turkana and Baringo
  6. CS Kindiki fires warning at Raila over Matiang'i DCI drama

    All security establishments and facilitities must be respected, CS says.

    Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki. 
  7. Banditry: Security operation nets 140 weapons as first phase ends

    CS Kindiki says operation that has been in place for 20 days will now go into phase 2.

    Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki
  8. Kindiki: Phase 2 of security operation in North Rift is coming

    The government operation is led by the National Police Service and assisted by the army.

    Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki
  9. Bandits stage retaliatory attack after military bombs their hideout

    The attack happened after the joint military-police teams bombed the dreaded Korkoron and Tandar Hills to smoke out the bandits.

    Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers in a convoy at Marigat in Baringo County on February 17, 2023.
  10. Two killed, four injured as bandits raid Kalemngorok in Turkana

    The Saturday night attack followed a military bombardment earlier during the day.

     Chief Stephen Letoluai
  11. The govt agencies demanding a pound of Matiang’i’s flesh

    The former CS remains a wanted man with several security agencies seeking a pound of his flesh.

    Fred Matiang'i
  12. Residents want bandits flushed out now

    Locals anxious and want operation rolled out fully.

    Moses Kwonyike
  13. 19 guns surrendered as North Rift security operation begins

    12 illegal guns were surrendered in Samburu, while four had been surrendered in West Pokot and three in Turkana County.

    Bandits and illegal guns
  14. Include Isiolo in ongoing military operation, President Ruto urged

    He says bandits might seek refuge in the troubled county.

    Geoffrey Omoding
  15. Did they have to die? Rookies sent to battlefronts

    The majority of them are young constables, fresh from training schools.

    Turkana police patrol
  16. Kindiki’s bottom-up approach to killings in the North draws criticism

    The CS has adopted a bottom-up approach where he is engaging security chiefs at the grassroots more, and the top brass less.

    Kithure Kindiki
  17. CS Kindiki declares dusk-to-dawn curfew in banditry-prone counties

    Kindiki also declared the five banditry-prone counties disturbed and dangerous.

    Interior CS Kithure Kindiki
  18. Kerio Valley killings: Will Kindiki succeed where Matiang’i, others failed?

    Prof Kindiki has pitched camp in Baringo County, where he has been holed up in a meeting with top security chiefs from the Kerio Valley region

    Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki. 
  19. Governor Kachapin, leaders threaten to sue state over banditry

    Leaders from the Pokot community have started a series of peace caravans in Chesegon and Turkwel to quell tension in the region

    West  Pokot leaders during a peace caravan at Takaywa village in Turkwel area on February 7, 2023.
  20. Newborns will get identification number at birth - CS Kindiki

    Kenya will also digitise birth and death records starting March 1.

    Interior CS Kithure Kindiki


You're all set to enjoy unlimited Prime content.