Nairobi News


Uhuru’s lawyer dies while undergoing treatment in UK hospital

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s lawyer at the International Criminal Court (ICC) Stephen Kimemia Njiru has died.

Dr Njiru died last week Thursday in England, United Kingdom where he was receiving treatment.

Until his death, Dr Njiru was the chairman of the legal and regulatory committee of the Geothermal Development Company (GDC) board of directors.

He was also a member of the finance committee at the board.

He was an advocate of the High Court of Kenya with over 20 years international experience as a lawyer, in private practice, public sector and in academia.

Dr Njiru was also a law lecturer and taught at the University of Manchester. He also worked and conducted research on the Bretton Woods Institution including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization and World Intellectual Property Organization.

He was the head of the technical team on the Constitution of Kenya which oversaw the constitution review process leading to the promulgation of the new Constitution.

He was the son of the James Njiru, a former minister in the Kanu regime.