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Missing Muriuki: Did AG recommend him for State House job?

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WHEN DO I SEE YOU DEAR SON? Pain of losing a brilliant and high-flying son can only be felt hardest by the mother.

Albert Muriuki is still missing. For over two years, a young and promising State House official cannot be traced.

When Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko on April 29, 2015 ordered investigations into his disappearance, there was hope.

But nearly two months later, that hope is dimming. Whereabouts of Albert Muriuki, the State House deputy director in charge of constitutional and legislative affairs remains a mystery.

It is believed that he was last seen on December 30, 2013 on Loita Street in Nairobi.

Did Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro act on Tobiko’s orders to investigate? If yes, where is the preliminary report? 

Did someone derogatorily offer Muriuki’s mother a Land Rover car and a driver for her to search her son? 

What is more puzzling is how such a high ranking constitutional and legislative adviser to the President (Abdikadir Mohammed’s deputy) can disappear without trace.

Government is yet to even put media notices urging anyone with information to conduct CID headquarters.

What is further intriguing, according to sources, Muriuki was successfully recommended to Columbia University School of Law by its’ alumni and current Attorney General Prof Githu Muigai.

Upon return to Kenya, our sources say that it was Prof Muigai who recommended Muriuki to work as Abdikadir Mohammed’s deputy.

But did he know that around 2007, the missing Muriuki had taken internship at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC)? 

Prof Muigai however told Cofek that “I have no recollection of recommending him. I recommended many students. But I did meet the young man. I know him. If I spot a good lawyer I always ask him or her to work with me. I don’t recommend them them elsewhere”

We had requested Prof Muigai to confirm any role his office is playing to help find Muriuki. On this he said “we are yet to be requested”. 

Could some quarters have perceived Muriuki as a “mole” for OTP while working at State House? Asked the same question Prof Muigai declined to comment.

Incidentally, it was Prof Muigai who battled the OTP and is credited for his personal contribution in having charges against President Uhuru Kenyatta dropped at the ICC. 

Reached for comment Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko promised to secure an informed and updated position and revert by tomorrow noon.

Is there a high level conspiracy to have the search for Muriuki forgotten? Does President Kenyatta know his senior aide is still missing for over two years?

You can help … If you have any information on the whereabouts of Muriuki to CID headquarters, Nairobi.


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