Lawyer Paul Mwangi Biography, Career, Wife and Net Worth
Paul Mwangi is a Kenyan lawyer who is a staunch admirer of former Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga. He is one of the attorneys appointed to defend the Azimio party in court in an attempt to overturn former Deputy President William Ruto’s election victory in the August 2022 national elections.
Age, Birthplace, and Background
There is no information available on Paul Mwangi’s childhood, family, primary school, or secondary school schooling.
Lawyer Paul Mwangi Career
Lawyer Paul Mwangi is one of Raila Odinga’s most trusted lawyers. He is Raila Odinga’s top legal advisor and was a member of the teams that represented NASA in court during the 2017 presidential elections.
Mwangi, along with James Orengo and other senior lawyers were members of the legal team that acted for the Azimio la Umoja coalition in the 2022 presidential election petition in the supreme court.
Paul Mwangi was appointed as a member of the team that would provide research and direction to Raila Odinga’s 2022 campaign board in a letter dated February 28, 2022. Mwangi then took to social media to thank Raila Odinga.
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After the August 9 2022 general elections in Kenya, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declared William Ruto as the president-elect on August 15th. The Azimio party, on the other hand, expressed dissatisfaction with the results, claiming that they will appeal to Kenya’s Supreme Court in order to have the election results annulled.
Lawyer Paul Mwangi was one of the attorneys who represented the Azimio party in court. On August 22, 2022, the Azimio party filed a petition in court. The hearing lasted three days before the judges proceeded to write their decision.
After Azimio’s petition, President-elect William Ruto had four days to respond. The Kenyan Supreme Court then had 14 days to rule on whether the presidential election results were legal or not.
On September 5, 2022, Chief Justice of Kenya Lady Justice Martha Koome declared that William Ruto had been legitimately elected as the president of the Republic of Kenya, paving the way for his swearing-in.
In her judgment, Martha had advised that the court had unanimously decided that the election was held in a free, fair, and credible and as such the evidence presented by Azimio did not amount to that which could lead to nullification of an election.
She further dismissed all the 9 issues presented by Azimio as ‘Hot air’ and ‘wild goose chase’, words which were not kindly taken by Azimio’s side. They dismissed the petition results, claiming that the court had leaned on the Kenya Kwanza side when making the final decision.
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Paul Mwangi’s net worth is unknown at this time. He is, however, a successful lawyer who derives the majority of his fortune from his legal practice.