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Prof. Kithure Kindiki
CS - Interior and National Administration

An advocate of the High Court and the International Criminal Court (ICC), Prof. Kindiki obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from Moi University and a Diploma in Legal Studies from the Kenya School of Law. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Human Rights Law & Democracy and a PhD in International Law, both from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Earlier in his career, Prof. Kindiki was a lecturer at the Moi University. He also served as a Senior Lecturer and the Head of the Department of Public Law at the University of Nairobi. He rose to be an Associate Dean at the School of Law in the same institution. He also served as the Secretary of National Cohesion under President Mwai Kibaki.

Prof. Kindiki is the immediate former Senator, Tharaka-Nithi County. He was first elected in 2013 and re-elected in 2017. He was the Senate Majority Leader during the 2013–2017 term and the Deputy Speaker of the Senate from August 2017 to 2020.

A distinguished scholar in International human rights law, Prof. Kindiki has consulted for local and international organisations including the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) among others. He is a member of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS), the International Association on the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM), the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) and the International Commission of Jurists, Kenya Chapter (ICJ-K).