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Justice Paul Kihara Kariuri Is Real Family For The Kenyattas


Justice Paul Kihara Kariuki was born on May 11, 1954 in Kiambu, Kenya.

Justice Kariuki’s parents are the Late Bishop of Anglican Church Obadiah Kariuki and Lilian Wairimu the daughter of senior chief Koinange were married by Rev. Canon Samuel Nguru on September 3, 1930 at St. John’s Church, Kiambaa.

Mbiyu Koinange was more than the powerful Minister of State in the Office of the President. He was Mzee Jomo Kenyatta’s bosom friend, in-law, confidant and instrumental political go-between.

Mr Koinange was the man regarded as the power behind the throne in the Kenyatta presidency and one of the key decision makers in the formative years of the young nation.

He was Kenyatta’s right-hand man, the loyal face of his government and everything that went wrong in it was blamed on Koinange.

To illustrate their tight bond, Mr Wamwere recalled the Mwangale Commission of Inquiry into the 1975 murder of Mr J.M. Kariuki, the popular MP for Nyandarua North, which featured, among others, Mbiyu Koinange’s name.


“Kenyatta is reported to have said that to have Koinange’s name on the report was to have his own there as well,” Mr Wamwere recalled.


The report was tabled in Parliament, minus Koinange’s name, and that of President Kenyatta’s bodyguard, Wanyoike Thungu. Nothing much came out of the inquiry.

Koinange the man behind the growth of dictatorship in Kenya, Jomo Kenyatta’s right hand man is the father in law of Kenya’s next Attorney General.

He was appointed to replace Prof. Githu Muigai who resigned as the Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya on 13th February, 2018. Here is the tweet by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Uhuru Kenyatta’s quest to stay in  power is falling apart and for this reason, he is digging deeper into the family for loyal soldiers to keep the fight going.

Githu Muigai is poised to take over as the Chief Justice once the revisiting of the judiciary is complete and finally the entire arms of Government shall be owned by the Kenyatta family as before.

Nothing will stop them seeking to quash the two term limit within months. It’s not so difficult when you imagine Uhuru as president, Kihara as the AG and Githu as the CJ.

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