Top lawyer on brink of making history as the first blind judge

Dr Imaana Laibuta (left) when he appeared for an interview with the Judicial Service Commission in 2016 for the position of Supreme Court judge. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Other than being on the brink of making history as Kenya’s first totally blind judge, Dr Laibuta has other firsts.

  • He is an avid golfer and in 2016 spearheaded a golfing campaign dubbed ‘1,000 Holes Blind Golf Challenge’.

  • Dr Laibuta is a senior lecturer at Technical University of Kenya and holds a PhD in laws from the University of Nairobi and Master of Laws from the University of London.

  • He was admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 1987. 

When the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) announced the list of 11 nominees for appointment as Court of Appeal judges, Dr Kibaya Imaana Laibuta did not receive any special mention apart from the fact that he was the only advocate in private practice picked.

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