Former Chief Justice Abdul Majid Cockar died today morning at his Nairobi home and was buried at the Kariokor Muslim Cemetery in the afternoon.The cause of his death has not been revealed.
The late Cockar served in the Kenyan Judiciary for 37 years, rising from resident magistrate in 1961 to chief justice in 1994.
Justice Cockar immortalized his life in an autobiography ‘Doings, non-doings and mis-doings’ which was launched in 2012.
He was 93 years old.
Chief Justice David Maraga was among the various judiciary officers who attended the burial.