Mombasa Principal Magistrate Elvis Michieka dies at Karen Hospital


Mombasa Principal Magistrate Elvis Michieka dies at Karen Hospital
The Karen Hospital. Photo|Courtesy

Mombasa Principal Magistrate Elvis Michieka died on Wednesday morning at the Karen Hospital in Nairobi after a short illness.

Magistrate Michieka, who was stationed at the Mombasa Law Courts, died while receiving treatment and his body has since been taken to the Montezuma Funeral Home.

Chief Justice David Maraga, in a statement, mourned the deceased as a “devoted judicial officer who rendered his services to the people of Kenya with exceptional diligence and dedication.”

“Just last month, he was interviewed for promotion and had been awaiting the results of the exercise. On behalf of the Judiciary, the Judicial Service Commission and on my own behalf, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and the entire legal fraternity for this shocking loss,” said CJ Maraga.

Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) Secretary General Derrick Kuto, on his part, mourned the deceased as “a brother, a friend and a diligent colleague.”

“He is an irreplaceable pillar. I wish to convey our condolences to the family and friends. Let’s pray for all of us that God gives us strength to withstand this loss,” said Magistrate Kuto.

“I will keep you posted on all developments. Our brother has left us with a lot of sorrow. Only God gives and takes.”

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