Bernard Muna Dies At 79 – ARREYB
Bernard Muna, born on 27 May 1940 in Kumbo has died at 79.
The leader of the AFP party was a Cameroonian lawyer, magistrate and politician.
He served as Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda from 1997 to 2002 and was candidate for the 2011 Presidential elections in Cameroon.
Son of ST Muna, he is brother to Akere Muna, prominent Cameroonian lawyer and 2018 presidential aspirant and Ama Tutu Muna, former Cameroon’s Minister of Arts and culture
Born in 1940, Bernard Muna was admitted to the English Bar in 1966, becoming State Counsel in the Office of the Attorney-General, with responsibility for the prosecution of all criminal cases in the Federated State of West Cameroon.
He was named Magistrate in Bamenda in 1969, and Chief Prosecutor for Northwest Province in 1971. He decided to resign from the Public Bar to enrol at the Bar of the Federated State of West Cameroon, establishing his practice in Buea.
Muna was elected President of the Cameroon Bar Association in May 1986, a position he retained until 1992. He was then named United Nations Country Rapporteur for penal reform and crime prevention in 1987, and elected President of the newly created Central African Lawyers Union (UNAAC).
Bernard Muna was appointed Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on 29 April 1997, a position he retained until December 2002.
His brother Akere Muna is founder and former president of Transparency International Cameroon.
In 2013, Bernard Muna was appointed by the UN Secretary General to the UN Commission of Inquiry on the situation in the Central African Republic.
A huge loss for the Muna’s family – RIP Pa Ben