Pursuant to the provisions of Section 9 of the Office of Attorney-General Act No.49 of 2012 the Public Service Commission hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Solicitor-General.

For appointment to this position, a person should:

  • Be a citizen of Kenya;
  • Hold a law degree from a recognized university, or is an advocate of the High Court of Kenya, or possess an equivalent qualification in a common-law jurisdiction;
  • Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as a distinguished academic or legal practitioner or such experience in other relevant legal field; and
  • Have a high moral character, integrity and

In addition to the above requirements, a candidate should have the following key competencies:-

  • Have demonstrable leadership and management capacity including knowledge of financial management and strategic people management;
  • Creativity, innovativeness and problem solving skills;
  • Resource management, administrative and supervisory skills;
  • Demonstrable planning and organizational skills; and
  • Meet the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution on leadership and

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of this position will entail:-

  1. Being the Accounting and Authorised Officer of the State Law Office;
  2. Implementing Government policies and the strategic plan for the State Law Office;
  • Developing and implementing an effective performance management system;
  1. Ensuring efficient and effective utilization of financial, human and other resources in the State Law Office and submitting regular statutory reports as required;
  2. Organizing, co-ordinating and managing the administrative and legal functions of the office;
  3. Assisting the Attorney-General in the performance of his duties as the Principal Legal Advisor to the Government;
  • Conducting or assigning and supervising all court cases including appeals or petitions on behalf of the Attorney-General;
  • Formulating and ensuring implementation of development strategies for Government Legal Services;
  1. Being responsible for the discipline of State Counsel and other members of staff of the Office (subject to Article 234 of the Constitution);
  2. Undertaking duties of alternate Chairperson of the Disciplinary Tribunal;
  3. Performing duties of alternate Chairperson of the College of Arms;
  • Performing duties as a member of the Council of Legal Education;
  • Co-ordinating the attachment of candidates for pupilage in the office;
  • Promoting the values and principles spelt out in Articles 10 and 232 of the Constitution in the operations of the State Law Office; and
  1. Performing such other duties as may be conferred by law or otherwise assigned to the Solicitor-General by the Attorney-General.

Terms of Service

The Solicitor General will serve on contract for a period of five (5) years. The salary and other benefits attached to this position will be as determined by the Salaries and Remuneration Commission.


  • The names of all applicants and shortlisted candidates will be published in the print media and the Commission’s website
  • Applicants should attach current clearances from the following bodies:
    • Kenya Revenue Authority;
    • Higher Education Loans Board;
    • A Registered Credit Reference Bureau;
    • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (Police Clearance Certificate);
    • Printed Online Self-declaration Application Acknowledgement Receipt or a Self-Declaration Form duly stamped by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission;
    • Clearance from the Law Society of Kenya; and
    • Clearance from the Advocates Complaints


(a) The application should be submitted together with detailed curriculum vitae, a copy of ID/Passport, copies of academic certificates, testimonials and any other relevant supporting documents.

(c)   Application should be submitted in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Application for position of Solicitor General” and addressed and delivered to:

The Secretary/CEO,

Public Service Commission, Commission House,

P.O. Box 30095-00100


All applications should reach the Commission, on or before 14th November, 2022 (latest

5.00 p.m.)


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