Shadrack Mose appointed as the new Solicitor General on February 23,2023

President William Ruto has gazetted the appointment of Shadrack Mose as the Solicitor General.

It follows the vetting and approval for appointment by the National Assembly Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs (JLAC) on February 23.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section (9) of the Office of the Attorney General Act 2012, I, William Samoei Ruto, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces appoint Shadrack John Mose to be the Solicitor General of the Republic of Kenya,” Ruto said.

A photo of Shadrack Mose during his vetting for solicitor general position in the parliament

he ex-legislator now comes in to fill the shoes left by Kennedy Ogeto, whose 5-year term as Solicitor-General came to an end this month following his appointment by former President Uhuru Kenyatta in March 2018.

Mr. Mose, who unsuccessfully contested for the Kitutu Masaba MP seat on a United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket in the 2022 polls, served in the 12th Parliament as a Jubilee Party legislator.

His nomination by President Ruto was said to have come after intense lobbying by Gusii leaders who sought their fair share of the national cake under the Kenya Kwanza administration.

Both Mr. Mose and his predecessor, Mr. Ogeto, hail from Nyamira County.

President Ruto picked Mr. Mose from a list of eight individuals shortlisted for the position by the Public Service Commission (PSC).

These included; former Law Society of Kenya (LSK) President Nelson Havi, George Kithi who unsuccessfully vied for the Kilifi Governor’s seat, as well as former Jubilee Party deputy executive director and head of legal and compliance MaryKaren Kigen-Sorobit.

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