Judge Keiwua succumbed to cancer last night at Nairobi hospital.
“He passed on at 11pm last night. We shall keep you abreast of funeral and other arrangements,” a text message from the judiciary stated.
He had previously served as the President of the East African Court of Justice based in Arusha, Tanzania.
The late Keiuwa was among the 23 judges who were investigated over corruption allegations in the Judiciary in 2003 by a committee appointed by Chief Justice Evan Gicheru.
The Committee which was headed by Aaron Ringera handed its report in September 2003 and recommended to the President to appoint a tribunal to investigate the judges. In December of the same year the judges were suspended and two tribunals appointed.
Keiwua had a list of 10 allegations of corruption levelled against him.
He moved to court in September 2004 to challenge the investigations.
The judges concluded that Keiwua was not treated fairly by the tribunal. The court ruled that the summons and the ten allegations were unconstitutional and outside the mandate of the tribunal under section 62.
Keiwua was later reinstated and posted to the East African Court of Justice.
“May his family find solace and comfort from God whose Work transcends all human understanding,” the message from Judiciary further read.
Prof Wangari Maathai and Dr Margaret Ogolla are among prominent Kenyans who have succumbed to cancer in the last one month.
Dr Ogola was an award winning author whose book ‘The River and the Source’ was once a set book in secondary school.