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Court of Appeal Judge Otieno Odek collapses, dies in Kisumu

Court of Appeal Judge Professor  Otieno Odek collapsed and died at his Kisumu home on Monday, December 16.

Kisumu Chief Magistrate Julius Ng’arng’ar confirmed news of his death saying Police officers and a pathologist were at the scene observing the body and trying to establish the cause of death, Nation reports.

According to Ng’arng’ar, Prof Odek was last seen on Friday.

He was not responding to phone calls asking him to report to duty this morning since he was to sit alone in a three-judge bench.

Odek’s driver also tried calling the judge without success thus alerting his colleagues and police.

According to Nation’s report police accessed his home with the help of the caretaker by removing one of the glass windows.

When they got in, the television was on and the judge’s phones were on the table.

“He was facing up and was covered normally like someone who is asleep. Preliminary investigations revealed that there wasn’t any struggle but the pathologist will issue a comprehensive statement,” said Chief Magistrate Ng’arng’ar.

Odek has been a judge at the serving of the Court of Appeal since 2012.

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