Body of judge taken to the morgue.

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By JOSEPH OJWANG.

The body of the Court of Appeal Judge Otieno Odek has been moved to Aga Khan Hospital mortuary in Kisumu.

According to a police officer working in the judiciary, plans were being made to airlift the body to Lee Funeral Home in Nairobi.

The officer, who is among the first persons to arrive at the scene of the incident, the late is reported to have been dropped by his driver from Nairobi on Thursday.

On Friday, the apartment caretaker says the judge left, while driving his official car and later returned for the night.

Come Saturday, a room attendant ringed the door bell of the deceased several times but there was no response.

The officer says Sunday passed and today, his driver arrived to pick him at 7 am as usual and waited until past 7.30 am.

At the court of Kisumu, Justice Odek was to join his colleagues Justices Patrick Kiage and Milton Makhandia for a chamber hearing.

A report was immediately made to the police after he failed to pick all his three mobile lines.

A decision was then made to break the door. He was found lying in his bed dead facing up.

A government pathologist was then called to examine the body before it was removed to the morgue.

The officer further went on to say, that the pathologist remarked that the judge could have died by Friday, according to the condition of the body.

He had bruises on his right hand, an indication that he might have fallen down and a pint of blood on his private part.

When the door was broken, the television set was on and his three phones were on charging.

Police have launched investigations to ascertain what might cause the death of the judge.

Justice Odek, who hails from Asembo, Rarieda Sub County in Siaya County was lined up as prosecution witness against lawyer Tom Ojienda in Mumias sugar affair.

On 19th this month, the late Odek was expected to join his two colleagues to deliver ruling on an appeal case filed to challenge the decision of the lower court on the closure of Kibos Sugar and Allied Industries.

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