Former Attorney General Amos Wako has reacted with fury over attempts by Prof Githu Muigai, the current holder of the office, to drag his name over the Anglo-leasing scandal.
In a rare response from a man who towered over Kenya’s legal apparatus for overÂ Â to two decades, Wako ‘cautioned’ Githu over idle talk.
I have read the statement released to the media by the Office of the Attorney General in regard to ongoing debate on Anglo-Leasing contracts.
The written statement from the AGâ€™s office is substantially correct and factual except for one minor detail, the off-the-script remarks by the Hon. Prof. Githu Muigai.Â Prof. Githu appears to have lost it when he went out of the written script. I must say that I am surprised that a whole Attorney General of the Republic of Kenya could refer to himself as a â€˜morticianâ€™ (in his own words).
If I was a â€˜surgeonâ€™ as he has clearly indicated in his remarks, then I handed over the office of the Attorney General to a fellow surgeon to continue with the treatment of the said â€˜patientâ€™. He took over the office and swore to diligently serve the people of Kenya in his capacity as the principal legal advisor to the government.
Prof. Githu took over office from me immediately after the filing of the defence on Anglo-Leasing cases. He should therefore bear full responsibility and stop dragging my name into this, since I had long left the office during the defence process. He was in office and should stop diverting the attention from the reality.
Rather than making such outrageous assertions, Prof. Githu should just have focused on the written statement issued by his office. What I would simply say is; the AG appears to be lost for words whenever he goes out of the written script.
The former AG, now Busia Senator, is in Switzerland over undisclosed business.