Educated at Mbooni Primary School and Machakos High School
1969: Graduated with a First Class honours degree in Law from
University of Dar-es-Salaam. Being the first in East Africa to have a
First Class in Law.
1975: Established Kilonzo and Company Advocates. Earned his first million within eight months of practise.
He became Former President Moi's legal adviser after being introduced by Hosea Kiplagat, Moi's nephew.
For a long time he believed that Kenyan politics had very little room
for independent-minded people. Declined KANU's offer for a political
seat in 1992 and 1997. He later accepted the party's nomination to
parliament in January 2003 and became KANU Shadow Justice Minister.
He had also served as a minister for Nairobi Metropolitan Development
until being appointed in the docket of Justice and Constitutional
affairs on May 4, 2009 and later on minister for Education.
Mutula Kilonzo was married and had seven Children. Three of the children, including Mutula Kilonzo Jnr. and Kethi Kilonzo, have been his practising associates.