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Breaking News: Lawyer Makes History as First Blind Judge of the Court of Appeal in Kenya

Lawyer Imaana Laibuta as he is being helped during his swearing in.

Advocate of the High Court Imaana Laibuta has made history after being sworn in as the first blind Judge of the Court of Appeal of Kenya on Friday.

The event happened at the State House, Nairobi under the guidance of the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Madam Anne Amandi.

Head of State president Uhuru Kenyatta was also present in the ceremony that has widely been considered as one that does not follow the due process within the Kenyan law.

The learned lawyer has broken the glass ceiling becoming the first ever blind Judge with his close aid being there to assist him throughout the swearing in process.

Unlike other judges, he did not hold the Bible but lifted his hand during the swearing in while Madam Anne Amandi helped him by reading the contents of the Oath of Office.

Laibuta holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree in Laws from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, where he specialised in sociological jurisprudence with special interest in civil justice.

He obtained a Master of Laws Degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science(University of London) in 1990 after graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Law from the University of Nairobi and a post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law leading to his admission to the Roll of Advocates in 1987.

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