Father & Son Who Dedicated Their Lives to Kenyatta Family

  • Kenya's first President Jomo Kenyatta and his son Uhuru Kenyatta during their tenures as head of states have been served by a father and his son at State House, Nairobi.

    Muturi wa Njee served as Mzee Kenyatta's personal assistant while Njee Muturi is the current deputy chief of staff. Before his appointment at State House, he was the eighth solicitor-general under ex-Attorney General Githu Muigai

    His father Muturi wa Njee was a business magnate who was almost shot by Jeremiah Kiereini, the former head of civil service and secretary to the Cabinet in the '70s, for talking ill of Charles Njonjo,the then-attorney general. 

    Njee Muturi speaking at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi, on June 14, 2017

    In 2018, according to a report by Nation, Kenyatta reshuffled his government and moved him from the solicitor-general post and appointed him to deputise Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita.

    Muturi has grown accustomed to working very close to Uhuru and is one of the people the president has trusted with his deepest secrets. 

    He was the current president's personal assistant from 2002 to 2013 when he was succeeded by, Jomo Gecaga.

    His appointment as solicitor general in 2013 raised eyebrows, with many speculating that he had fallen out of favour with Kenyatta, thus being posted away from State House.

    However, as underrated as it was, the post of the solicitor general, despite being under the AG's office, is a powerful seat as one signs deals and international treaties and agreements on behalf of the government.

    The holder also acts on behalf of the AG and oversees the discipline of state lawyers.

    Muturi's return to State House in 2018 was analysed as President Kenyatta's new plan to surround himself with a very able legal team.

    "He will now be based at State House and that is the seat of power. If you understand how power works, he is now in the ‘kitchen cabinet’," former Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe commented. 

    Jeremiah Gitau Kiereini. The former head of Civil service admitted to nearly shooting Harun Muturi in the 70s.