Attorney-General Githu Muigai advises on amending law


KENYA: Attorney-General Githu Muigai has criticised proponents of ‘change-the-Constitution,’ saying the supreme law shouldn’t be amended for personal or political gain.

He urged politicians to put public interests first when making laws.

The AG was speaking at a forum held at the University of Nairobi’s School of Law to discuss the role of the university in the implementation of the Constitution.

“You should understand and be encouraged that you’re the ambassadors of the truth, and that is the Constitution of the land. Be good stewards of the change our nation needs,” Muigai said.

Speaking at the same forum, Dr Elizabeth Muli told the students to advocate full implementation of the Constitution.

“Remember as the custodians of law that someday you will be seated in the courts and you will witness unfair trials or denied justice because you never took the initiative to see that proper laws are set,” Muli said.

Muli, who works with the Commission for the Implementation of the Constitution, added that law schools should teach and produce sound and enthusiastic lawyers who stand for justice.

The AG also urged students and the public at large to uphold the Constitution and its values, as it was the best avenue for prosperity.