The Attorney General – AG of Kenya is the principal legal adviser to the Government. The AG will represent the national Government in court or other legal proceedings other than criminal ones and perform other functions conferred on the office by Parliament or the President.
The Attorney-General will be nominated and appointed by the President with the approval of the National Assembly. The qualifications for appointment are similar to those of the Chief Justice.
In the old Constitution, the AG is ex-officio Member of Parliament. In the execution of his duties, AG is assisted by the Solicitor-General, the Director of Public Prosecution and State counsel. But in the new Constitution, the Director public Prosecutions is an independent office dealing with criminal matters
The solicitor-General’s office helps the AG to organize, coordinate and manage administrative matters, the legal functions of the State Law office, formulate legal policy and ensure proper administration of the legal system, including professional legal education and human rights issues.