Aaron Ringera Bio, Career, Age, Family, Education, Wife and Net Worth

Aaron Ringera, well known as Aaron Gitonga Ringera (E.B.S) is a veteran Kenyan attorney who boasts a wealth of experience exceeding 40 years. The prominent lawyer is also a former director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission (KACC).

Currently, he is serving as a judge of the Appellate Division of the East African Court of Justice in Arusha, Tanzania. He was appointed in that position in 2014 by former President Uhuru Kenyatta alongside two other judges.

Additionally, he is also a member of the Board of Directors for Kenya Power Company, a monopoly power distributor company in Kenya. As a public figure with a stellar career, we take a look at his journey in our special feature.

Aaron Ringera Bio

Aaron Ringera Age and Place of Birth

Ringera was born on 20th June 1950, in Githongo in Meru County.

Education Background

Much is not known about his early education, for his higher education, he holds a Master’s degree (LLM) and Bachelor’s (LLB) from the University of Nairobi. On top of that, he has a diploma in International and comparative law of human rights from Strasbourg, France. He also holds a diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law.


Aaron Ringera Bio

With a career spanning four decades, most of his career surrounds the public service sector. Prior to joining the public services sector, Ringera worked as a lecturer at the University of Nairobi and at the same time worked as a lawyer for a firm he founded alongside Kiraitu Miruingi and Gibson Kamau Kuria.

However, the trio later fell apart and he left the firm and joined two other veterans, George Oraro and Ambrose Rachier. After that, he fully joined the Public Service becoming a Senior Lecturer at the University of Nairobi where he doubled up as the chairman of the Department of Public Law.

In 1994, he was appointed judge of the high court which transitioned him from a top defending lawyer to the judicial bench. Five year later, then President Daniel Arap Moi promoted him to the position of solicitor-general in 1999.

In March 1999, Ringera landed another high-profile position after he was appointed as the director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Authority (KACA). However, one year later on the 22nd of December, the court ruled that the institution was unconstitutional.

As a result, Ringera was asked to resign from his position and did so in January 2001. After KACA was disbanded in 2000, in 2003 Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission was founded and Ringera was appointed as the first director of KACC in 2004.

However, his appointment to the KACC meant he has to quit his judge role since he couldn’t hold two public service offices at the same time. Additionally, the KACC office had a lavish salary as he enjoyed a better salary than the then President.

During his first tenure, he was faced with different challenges, he was once accused of delivering death threats to his then-colleague. On top of that, in 2009 the US government decided to deny him a US visa due to allegations of hampering with an anti-corruption investigation.

Despite the allegation, Mwai Kibaki appointed him for another five-year term in August 2009. However, his appointment was declined by the parliament citing his appointment was not legal. As a result, he had no other option other than to resign from the position the same year.