The Court of Appeal Judge Otieno Odek is dead.
According to Prof Odek’s family, the judge collapsed and died at his Milimani home in Kisumu County on Monday morning.
In December 2018, Justice Odek hit the headlines after the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji declared that he would be a witness against former colleague Prof Tom Ojienda, accused of falsely obtaining money from Mumias Sugar Company.
In a statement on December 31, 2018, Haji noted that although the judge was a partner of Prof Ojienda at Odek, Ojienda and Wanyama Advocates, investigators have not found any evidence that would link him to the graft allegations.
“Following our analysis of the statement provided by the Judge, we have decided that he shall be a prosecution witness in the case against Professor Tom Ojienda,” said Haji.
Justice Odek was sworn in as Court Appeal Judge in 2012.
In 2011, the former Dean in Faculty of Law at the University of Nairobi, unsuccessfully applied for the position of Supreme Court Judge.
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