Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen on Monday paid an emotional tribute to the late Justice Otieno Odek.
The Court of Appeal Judge reportedly collapsed and died at his Kisumu home on Monday.
In a long post he shared on his social media accounts, Murkomen rekindled memories of his interactions with the late Judge and lauded him for his accomplishments.
“I first met the late Justice Prof.Otieno Odek on 15th October 2000 in his law firm at View Park Towers. I was looking for a place to commission some documents before my admission to the UoN School of Law.
“He was later to be one of the most influential lecturers in my life when he taught us International Economic Law and East Africa Community Law. He was intelligent, eloquent and witty,” wrote Murkomen on his Facebook page.
The Senate Majority leader also revealed that Justice Odek was instrumental in his career owing to his prowess as a lecturer.
Murkomen heaped praise on the fallen Judge’s career and highlighted his teaching skills as superb.
“His lectures were graphically scripted with some hyperboles that kept us attentive throughout the lectures. As a result of his influence I made up my mind and that is how I decided to pursue a career and further education in international trade law and regional integration.
“He also supported me during my tenure as the chair of the Kenya Law Students Society,” added Murkomen.
Besides, Mukomen also sent his condolences message to the late’s family and friends.
“Kenya has lost one of her brilliant sons. My utmost condolences to his family and friends. Fare thee well my friend. Rest in eternal peace!” wrote Murkomen.
Many leaders across the country mourned the late Judge as a distinguished legal scholar.
Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka tweeted:” It is with deep sadness that I wish to console the family and friends of the late Court of Appeal Judge -Justice Otieno Odek. He was a fine Court of Appeal Judge who was a distinguished legal scholar and contributed greatly in the discipline of legal academia.”
The late was part of a team of the court of appeal judges set to listen to cases in Western Kenya.
His driver, reports say, could not reach him when he went to pick him on Monday morning.
He alerted the police who broke his door after his calls went unanswered and found his body on the bed.
Investigations into the murder case took a new twist on the same day after a packet of sex enhancement drugs was found beside his body.
Blood was found oozing from his private parts and ears.