Leaders across the whole nation are mourning Charles Njonjo who died on 2, January at the age of 101 years.
Charles Njonjo served as the first attorney general and was the first president Jomo Kenyatta’s advisor.
The Kenyan Chief Justice Martha Koome mourned his death and described him as a person who played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Kenyan Bar imparting an exceptional lawyering approach which centred on the ethos of practice and dedicated statecraft.
“The @JUDICIARYKENYA celebrates the life of the late Hon. Charles Mugane Njonjo. The former first post-independence Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya distinguished himself as a lawyer and was a great encouragement to other members of the Black Bar,” Martha Koome asserted.
Koome went on to acknowledge the great contribution that Njonjo made to the justice system in the country.
“My prayer and that of the Judicial fraternity, is that God grants his family the courage and comfort to bear the immense grief occasioned by his passing. May our God Almighty rest his soul in peace, eternal,” Koome remarked.
City Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi regretted that Martha Koome posted lies about the life of Njonjo.
Lawyer Ahmednasir asserted, “It is very important for the Hon CJ to be truthful about history…ALWAYS! To state on record that Charles Njonjo “…was a great encouragement to other members of the Black Bar” is a lie…and a cheap one at that! @lawsocietykenya.”
“I can’t — CANNOT — believe @CJMarthaKoome has written such blatant lies about the late AG Charles Njonjo. He will go down in history as one of the most malignant, anti-black, vindictive, and anti-democratic officials in Kenya. He was a key architect of a corrupt, fascist state,” Professor Makau Mutua remarked.