Paul Kibugi Muite (Born 18 April 1945,) is a Kenyan lawyer, politician and a prominent figure in Kenya's struggle to remove the Single party dictatorship, established by the Kenya African National Union in 1982, during the 1990s.
He is one of the founders of the Original FORD, before its breakup and became the first Vice-Chairman of FORD-K under the late Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.
He served three five-year terms as Member for Kikuyu (renamed Kabete then back to Kikuyu) in 1992, 1997 and 2002.
Paul Muite is a founding member of SAFINA and its elected Party Leader.
Lawyer Paul Muite was the founder and leader of the group of five lawyers popularly known as the five Turks formed in the mid 80s. Their main agenda was to lobby the repeal of the contentious section 2A of the Kenya constitution which had made Kenya an official one party state and outlawed freedom of association.
The team's tag "Five Turks" was coined by then US ambassador Smith Hempstone in recognition of the youthfulness of those involved. Others in the quintet were Lawyers James Orengo, Gitobu Imanyara, Mirugi Kariuki and Kiraitu Murungi. Their unrelenting spirit finally forced the Moi government to repeal the draconian clause, paving the way for the registration of other political parties paving the way for multi party democracy in the country. But not without a price and many people were killed in peaceful demonstrations against the Moi regime and others detained.
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