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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,26TH DEC,2020-President Uhuru Kenyatta led Kenyans in mourning former Chief Justice Evan Gicheru, who died Saturday, as a dilligent judge.
Gicheru died on Saturday morning, according to Chief Justice David Maraga who credited him for “entrenching independence in the judiciary ending the tradition where the Judiciary took instructions from the Executive in the discharge of its daily functions.”
President Kenyatta said Gicheru was a towering legal mind and a highly accomplished judge.
“It is sad that we have lost one of the greatest legal minds we have had in our country. Justice Gicheru worked tirelessly during his time at the helm of the Judiciary to ensure that the country’s democracy continued to thrive,” he said.
Former prime minister Raila Odinga has mourned Gicheru as a leader whose contribution in the country’s Political landscape will not be forgotten. Odinga crediting Gicheru with immense contribution during the transitional period.
Former President Mwai Kibaki mourned retired Chief Justice Evan Gicheru as a dedicated servant who served the country with integrity.
Kibaki, in whose tenure Gicheru served, said the former CJ will be remembered for his contribution in the country’s justice system.
“Justice Gicheru was a consummate public servant whose integrity, sense of rectitude and assiduousness were unsurpassed. During his tenure as Chief Justice—between 2003 and 2011—the late Gicheru distinguished himself as a firm yet honorable and impartial overseer of the fullest extent of Kenya’s jurisprudential affairs,” he stated.
Deputy President William Ruto said Gicheru will be remembered for his contribution to restoring public faith and trust in the country’s judicial system.