Former Chairman of Committee of Experts (CoE) on Constitutional review is Philip Nzamba Kitonga is dead.
He died aged 64.
Philip Nzamba Kitonga was born in Kitui East, in Kitui County, Kenya.
Mr Nzamba Philip Kitonga served in the council of the Law society of Kenya, of which he also became chairman in 1997.
During his term as the chair, he not only led in the stabilisation of the Society but is also credited with overseeing one of its most productive periods.
By virtue of his position at LSK, he also joined the East Africa Law Society Council. Founded in 1995, the EALS had come to provide a much-needed voice for regional integration within the East African region in the context of the political agreements between the presidents of the three countries forming the former East African Community. He later served as president of the EALS, a position that he executed with distinction.
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By 2004, the NARC government decided to deal with the grand corruption scandal commonly known as Goldenberg through a commission of inquiry. He was appointed by his Excellency the President Mwai Kibaki as one of the members of a three person commission of inquiry headed by Justice Samuel Bosire
While serving in the Goldenberg Commission, our Jurist of the Year was appointed as Lord President of the COMESA Court of Justice, a position he holds up to now.
Nzamba Kitonga was honoured as the Jurist of the Year, 2010 for being at the helm of the Constitutional review process that saw the promulgation of a new Constitution on 27th August, 2010.