• The President witnessed the swearing-in ceremony.
• "Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you," Ruto said.
Shadrack Mose has been sworn in as Solicitor General at State House, Nairobi.
It followed his appointment to the position by President William Ruto on Wednesday last week. The President presided over the swearing-in ceremony.
"Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you," Ruto said.
"I have confidence that you have the requisite experience, understanding and knowledge to support and provide leadership in the office of the Attorney General."
Ruto said he has confidence that Mose will provide the necessary legal advice to the government and formulation of various statues that are currently under consideration.
He said he will in particular be expected to see to it that laws aimed at creating the ease of doing business in the country are enacted to make Kenya attractive to investors.
"I have worked with you long enough to know that you are up to the task and I expect no less than the best from you because I know you are capable," Ruto added.
"And if I get any less it's because you have refused not because you don't have what it takes."
The President further tasked Mose to ensure that all claims billed to government through the legal process are paid promptly.
He said whereas the government has no problem settling claims awarded by courts, the Solicitor general should work at tasking the best legal minds to represent the government in the cases and ensure only awards with merit are settled.
He said some of the awards the government has had to settle over the years were outrageous.
"We have so many court awards against the government of Kenya and some of it is because we didn't have the requisite representation at various stages of what happened," Ruto said.
"Any award against the government of Kenya are awards against the people of Kenya and taxpayers resources will be used to settle some of these awards many of them that are not deserving."
The head of State further asked Mose to push for the achievement of the two thirds gender rule "once and for all" to ensure that women and girls have their position in leadership and governance of the country.
"I will be looking forward to your office through the Attorney General to provide the guidance and advise on how we can actualize the current suggest in parliament."
The President nominated the former Kitutu Masaba MP for the post on February 13, to replace Kennedy Ogeto, who was appointed by retired President Uhuru Kenyatta in March 2018.
A total of 18 applications applied for the job but the Public Service Commission shortlisted eight candidates whose interviews were conducted on December 13 and 14, 2022.