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Preceded by  Amos Wako
Role  Attorney
Name  Githu Muigai

Profession  Lawyer
Nationality  Kenyan
Spouse  Margaret Waringa Muigai
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Appointed by  Mwai Kibaki Uhuru Kenyatta
Alma mater  Columbia University (LL.M) University of Nairobi (PhD)
Education  Columbia Law School, Columbia University, University of Nairobi
Similar People  Willy Mutunga, Uhuru Kenyatta, Fatou Bensouda, Amos Wako, Anne Waiguru

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Githu Muigai (born 31 January 1960) is the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya. He holds a bachelor's degree in Law degree from the University of Nairobi, a master's degree in International Law from Columbia University School of Law, and was awarded a doctorate degree in law in November 2002. Prior to becoming Attorney General Githu Muigai served in the defunct Constitution of Kenya Review Commission and at the United Nations as Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

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2013 Kenya presidential election petition

When the first round of the presidential election took place on 4 March 2013, Uhuru Kenyatta was declared the president-elect of Kenya by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. Raila Odinga challenged this in the Supreme Court of Kenya.

He was allowed by the court to be Amicus curiae. In his presentation he told the court that the constitution is not clear on what “fresh elections” would entail. He further stated that that if court declare the voters register as having substantial defects as the petition is asking them to, it may mean that the legality of the elections for senators, governors and other elective posts may be questioned since they were elected using the same registers. Although he was meant to be a non-partisan friend of the court, some who watched his submission are of the opinion that he fronted a position that only benefited one candidate while disadvantaging the candidacy of another. The court dismissed the petition on 30 March 2013.

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