Court of Appeal judge found dead in Kisumu
Court of Appeal judge Justice Otieno Odek was Monday morning found dead at his home in Kisumu.
Some of the judge’s staff said they got suspicious when he failed to turn up for work since he is usually an early riser.
The concerned staff went to check up on him and found him dead.
“I am deeply saddened to announce the sudden demise of Justice (Prof) Otieno-Odek, Judge of the Court of Appeal, Kisumu. He was found dead in his house this morning and the cause is yet to be established,” said Chief Justice David Maraga.
CJ Maraga said Prof Odek served as the director of the Judiciary Training Institute from 2016 to 2018, having become a judge of the Court of Appeal in 2012.
The CJ praised the departed as a distinguished judge and a prolific legal scholar who was widely published and celebrated across the continent and beyond.