Kithure Kindiki

Kithure Kindiki is currently the senator for Tharaka Nithi County.

Abraham Kithure Kindiki was born in 1973 in Irunduni village in Mukothima Ward in Tharaka Nithi County. He is currently the senator for Tharaka Nithi County.

Between 1994 and 1998 Kindiki was at Moi University undertaking a degree in law. 

This was after he had undertaken his Kenya Certificate of Education in Lenana School. He then did his PHD in International law at the University of Pretoria.

Kindiki’s foray into politics started out as a consultant and worked for Kalonzo Musyoka’s 2007 presidential campaign. 

He later represented William Ruto as one of his lawyers in the ICC case. The political mileage in the case helped him vie and win the Tharaka Nithi senate seat under TNA in 2013. The soft-spoken lawyer retained his seat in 2017.

He is one of the brains that drafted the Jubilee constitution and the manifestos that the ruling party sold to the electorate to win in the 2013 and 2017 elections.

Kithure Kindiki the immediate former Senate deputy speaker before he was impeached after a successful motion where 54 senators voted supporting the motion and only 7 disapproving it. 

This was due to his failure to attend a parliamentary group meeting that was sanctioned by President Uhuru Kenyatta at statehouse Nairobi. 

Prof Kindiki rejected claims that he had been disloyal to the President, insisting that he had been loyal to both the party and President since he served as majority leader between 2013 and 2017 and later as deputy speaker. 

Kindiki is a close ally of Deputy President William Ruto.