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.
I have received with regret the resignation of Attorney General Prof. Githu Muigai. I thank him for his service for the last six and a half years. I have nominated as his replacement Judge Paul Kihara Kariuki.
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.
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.