The Star (Kenya) - - Politics | General -

Jus­tice Ibrahim, known to many as a sober-minded judge who was ex­ten­sively in­volved in civil rights move­ments, rose through the ranks and be­came a Supreme Court judge in 2011.

Prior to his ap­point­ment to the high­est court in the land, he served as a High Court judge. Ibrahim was ap­pointed High Court judge in 2003 and he served in the El­doret court, Mom­basa court and Nairobi. He never served as Ap­peal Court judge. At one point in his ca­reer, he got into trou­ble with the Sharad Rao-led team which vet­ted judges and mag­is­trates.

The team had an is­sue with him over de­layed de­liv­ery of judg­ments when he was a High Court judge, but he was given a sec­ond chance. In June last year, he was ap­pointed the act­ing Chief Jus­tice fol­low­ing the re­tire­ment of Willy Mu­tunga. The soft-spo­ken judge was ex­pected to ap­ply for the po­si­tion of CJ af­ter Mu­tunga left of­fice but he opted not to, to the sur­prise of many. He ob­tained his Bach­e­lor of Laws de­gree from the University of Nairobi.

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