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Former Chief Justice Evan Gicheru's funeral service held in Karen


The funeral service for former Chief Justice Evan Gicheru was held at St Francis, Karen, on Thursday.

Gicheru, who died on December 25, was 79 years old.

He will be buried on Thursday.

 Chief Justice David Maraga announced Gicheru's death last Saturday, saying, "On behalf of the Judiciary, the JSC and on my own behalf, I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to his family for this painful loss. May the Almighty God grant them courage and fortitude to bear the tragedy."

Maraga said, ""Justice Gicheru will forever be remembered for his role in entrenching judicial service independence in Kenya ending the time when Judiciary took instructions from the Executive.”

Gicheru was the longest serving CJ.

He served between 2003 until 2011.

Reading his eulogy on behalf of Gicheru's children, his daughter Rosaline Wanjiku Gicheru said he brought them up to be of good character.

"You touched so many lives... you have left us well equipped for this life..."

Wanjiku said the entire family was by Gicheru's side on Christmas Day, when he passed on.

She said Gicheru seemed fine on the day and was recuperating well after returning from hospital and receiving his routine home care.

Wanjiku eulogised her father as a caring, loving father.

Former Attorney General Amos Wako eulogised Gicheru as a man who distinguished himself as a person who exercised judicial independence.

"His proper judicial temperament, integrity and courtesy to all were well known. He was one of the very few judges who were incorruptible and independent," he said.

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