Former Attorney General Githu Muigai has landed a new State job.
Treasury CS Ukur Yatani has appointed Prof. Muigai as the chairperson of the Public Private Partnerships (PPP) Committee.
In a Gazette notice dated 24th February 2021, Prof. Muigai will be chairing the committee whose members are Mohamed Abbey Mohamed, Janice Kotut, Eunice Lumallas and Sadick Mustapha Doufa.
The PPP committee is the nerve centre of the Public Private Partnership Unit (PPPU), an agency within the National Treasury.
The unit is mandated with assessing and approving public-private partnership projects in the country.
PPPU, as the resource centre for best practice and guardian of the integrity of the PPP process, also plays a large role in identifying problems, and making recommendations to the PPP Committee regarding potential solutions.
It also ensures that projects meet criteria as affordability, value for money, and appropriate transfer of risk.
Prof. Muigai resigned as Kenya’s Attorney General in February 13, 2018.
He had been appointed on August 27, 2011, by President Mwai Kibaki to replace Amos Wako, and was retained by President Uhuru Kenyatta when the latter assumed office in 2013.
Prof. Muigai holds a Bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Nairobi, and Master in International Law from Columbia University School of Law.
What has Prof. been up to?
In an interview with TV47 In August 2020, Prof. Muigai said that he was regaining a life out of limelight.
He said he was back to teaching law, local and international arbitration, and practicing law at his firm. He also said he was writing a memoir and an academic book.
“I like being a civilian. I don’t like being blamed for everything that is going wrong. When you are an Attorney General, everybody who is unhappy with anything going wrong within the entire legal sector blames it on you,” said Prof. Muigai.
When he was leaving office, Prof. Muigai said he was happy with the progress the country is making.
“The Kenya we dream of is a work in progress. Am I happy with the progress we are making as a country? Yes, I am happy. We are asking the right questions. Politicians are debating the right issues even amongst themselves.”