Ex-AG Githu Muigai Back in Govt With Senior Job

  • President Uhuru Kenyatta with former Attorney General Githu Muigai after he handed in his resignation letter to the at State House, Nairobi in 2018
    President Uhuru Kenyatta with former Attorney General Githu Muigai after he handed in his resignation letter to the at State House, Nairobi in 2018
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  • Former Attorney General Githu Muigai has made a comeback in government following his recent appointment to a prime position in the National Treasury. 

    In a special gazette dated February 24,  the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury and Planning Ukur Yatani appointed Muigai as the chairperson of the Public-Private Partnership committee.

    The appointment was in accordance with section 67(2) of the public-private partnership Act,2013. He will chair the committee whose members are Mohammed Abbey Mohamed, Janice Korir, Eunice Lumalia, and Sadick Mustapha.

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    The Public-Private Partnership Unit (PPPU) is established under Section 8 of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Act, 2013 as a Special Purpose Unit within the National Treasury of the Government of Kenya (GOK)
    it serves as the secretariat and technical arm of the PPP Committee, which is mandated with assessing and approving PPP projects in the country.

    The PPP Unit, as the resource center for best practice and guardian of the integrity of the PPP process,  identifies problems, makes recommendations to the PPP Committee regarding potential solutions, and ensures that projects meet quality criteria such as affordability, value for money, and appropriate transfer of risk.

    Muigai who is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators served as the UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia, and Related Intolerance from August 2008 to September 2011.

    He then took over from Amos Wako as the Attorney General in August 2011 when he was appointed by former President Mwai Kibaki.

    Prof Muigai served for seven years and tendered his resignation in February 2018, as announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta. He was succeeded by current AG Kihara Kariuki. 

    After leaving government, the Senior Counsel took up a lecturing job, practicing law at Mohammed Muigai Advocates while indicating that he was also writing memoirs.

    In a past interview with a local daily, the professor of law had sworn never to get back into public service. 

    Treasury CS Ukur Yatani addresses the media on November 25, 2020, in Nairobi
    Treasury CS Ukur Yatani addresses the media on November 25, 2020, in Nairobi
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