Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Buffalo Art Voice, UB Law School Dean to Step Down Amid Charges of Perjury:
Makau Mutua will be stepping down as Dean of UB’s Law School effective December 19. He’ll then return to the law school faculty as SUNY Distinguished Professor and Floyd H. and Hilda L. Hurst Faculty Scholar. ...
Mutua was educated at the University of Nairobi, the University of Dar-es-Salaam and Harvard Law School. But the statement from UB doesn’t mention anything that was reported last month in The Star newspaper based in Nairobi, Kenya.
From The Star:
A Kenyan law professor based in US has been accused of committing perjury in an American court, his co-accused now wants the cases separated.
Makau Mutua, a human and civil rights activist, has been accused of lying in court. He is sued for allegedly irregularly laying off Jeffrey Malkan, a lecturer at Buffalo Law School where Mutua is a Dean. [Malkan was the former director of the law school’s Legal Research and Writing program.]
Evidence against Mutua is said to include sworn deposition testimony and sworn affidavits from seven tenured faculty members.
How embarrassing to all us local media outlets that this hometown story was broken over a month ago by a paper in Nairobi.
More details here and here. The University's press release and other local and national press reports do not mention the lawsuit.