JUSTICE MOHAMED IBRAHIM
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.