NAIROBI– Kenya’s new Attorney-General Justice, Paul Kariuki Kihara, has assumed office with a call to staff at the State Law Office to adhere to the Constitution in discharging their duties to ensure that the office is respected for upholding the rule of law.

Dr. Kihara, who officially took over office from Professor Githu Muigai at a brief ceremony at the Attorney-General’s Chambers here Tuesday, said: There will be no room for any officer who falls short of this.

he said he expected their full individual and collective co-operation as together they can render timely and professional services to the government and to Kenyans.

Prof Muigai said he was leaving office with great pride in a job well done. He thanked all the staff for their exemplary work that had helped him achieve on his mandate.

Prof Muigai, who has been at the helm of the State Law Office since August 2011, resigned last month.

He added that he joined the Government during the transition to the 2010 national Constitution and had since then, together with the staff, offered the Government good, competent representation.