Kenya’s President William Ruto has appointed former member of parliament for Kitutu Masaba Constituency, Shadrack Mose, as Kenya’s new Solicitor General.
President Ruto first nominated Mose for the position on February 13, 2023, to which the former MP announced his intentions of pushing for better working conditions and remuneration for government officials to the vetting committee.
Mose takes over from lawyer, Ken Ogeto, who served as Solicitor General for five years after being appointed in March 2018 by former president Uhuru Kenyatta. His appointment follows the vetting and approval for appointment by the National Department 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,” President Ruto stated during Mose’s appointment.
A lawyer himself, Mose, has attained over 29 years’ worth of legal experience, and is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya. As Solicitor General, he Mose will be duty-bound to assist the Attorney-General in performing the duties of the Office of the Attorney-General.
The duties include but are not limited to, organizing, co-ordinating and managing the administrative and legal functions of the Office of the Attorney General, assisting the Attorney-General in performing their duties as the principal legal advisor to the Government, and conducting, assigning, and supervising all court cases, including appealsor petitions on behalf of the Attorney-General.