AG hits back at LSK over Anglo Leasing debacle
18 May 2014, 18:06
Nairobi - Attorney General Githu Muigai has hit back at the Law Society of Kenya LSK over their comments purporting to have him resign due to the Anglo Leasing scandal.
The LSK Saturday, asked that Muigai resign from his position over the handling of the KES 1.4 billion case the government lost to two European firms, termed the Anglo Leasing scandal.
" The Attorney General appears to have withdrawn instructions in
December 2013 from the foreign advocates and his office unprocedurally
took over the conduct of the case on 20th December 2013.
Further, the Solicitor General Njee Muturi represented the country
before the London Court without a license to practice in England and
" Effectively, the Kenya Government did not have legal representation in the suit and the proceedings are a nullity, he said.
But in a rejoinder, a furious AG termed the comments unprofessional and unethical and called on the LSK to first look at their own selves before asking others to resign.
The introduction of petty and irresponsible politics in weighty national matters is totally unbecoming of the Council of the Law Society of Kenya,” he said in a statement.
" In the circumstances the conduct of the council is highly unethical, unprofessional, irresponsible and actuated by malice.
He also added that he will seek legal advice and opinion over the matter and will consider suing the LSK if the barage continued.For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!