Retired Chief Justice Evans Gicheru is dead.

The death announcement was made on Saturday morning by Chief Justice David Maraga.

CJ Maraga eulogised him as a steadfast public servant and credited him for his role in entrenching judicial independence in Kenya. 

"Justice Gicheru will forever be remembered for his role in entrenching judicial independence in Kenya, ending the tradition where judiciary took instructions from the executive in discharge of its daily functions," part of the statement by CJ Maraga read.