In the murky world of politics, having a competent lawyer you can depend on is paramount and it seems Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has one in his corner.
Ploughing through digital records, Kenyans.co.ke learnt that lawyer Cecil Miller, who is representing the flamboyant governor in a case against the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, is the son of former Chief Justice Cecil G. Miller Senior.
Miller Junior, according to a bio on his website, was admitted to the bar on June 6, 1996.
He is the founder of Miller and Company Advocates, which he established in 1998 and has diligently grown in its 18 years of existence to become one of the country's top law firms.
Sonko is currently embroiled in a court case against EACC Director of Investigations Abdi Mohamud, where he accused him of masterminding his (Sonko's) tribulations for standing on the way of land grabbers who he claimed had set their eyes on a piece of land in Mugoya Estate in Nairobi.
Arguing in court on behalf of the governor, Miller Junior demanded that EACC be barred from investigating Sonko due to competence issues.
The lawyer possesses a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree (with Honours) from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom and a Master of Laws degree (LLM) from Kings College, University of London.
His father was the first black judge of the High Court of Kenya and served as the country's chief justice between 1986 and 1989.
The former CJ arrived in the country in 1964, a year after the nation’s independence. The native of British Guyana came to the country at the invitation of founding father Mzee Jomo Kenyatta.
He was born in 1916 in George Town, capital of then British Guyana, which was later renamed British West Indies, now known as Guyana.
The senior Miller was also accorded the award of Elder of the Golden Heart (EGH) in 1986.
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