Makau Mutua has become the subject of criticism following the rejection of his application for the CJ position despite a bulky 85-page resume.
Most of the controversial law professor’s CV contains academic work- publications, papers, articles, books and seminars. His education background only takes a few paragraphs.
Three pages of the CV are consumed by the awards and honours he has received including the Distinguished Africanist Award.
Other are the New York African Studies Association, Education Award, City of Buffalo and Mwongozi (Leadership) Award, Kenya National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission Award.
Mutua attached four complete publications- Human Rights Standards: Hegemony, Law, and Politics, Albany, New York: SUNY Press (2016), Human Rights NGOs in East Africa: Political and Normative Tensions [editor], Kenya’s Quest for Democracy: Taming Leviathan, Boulder and Human Rights: A Political and Cultural Critique.
Articles, book chapters and reviews devoured seven pages of the CV while reports and policy documents knocked off two other pages.
But it was newspapers and magazine articles that took 39 pages.