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Byline: Jillo Kadida
The naming of Appeal Judge Alnashir Visram as a potential Chief Justice came as a surprise to many. Justice Visram's name did not feature in the mainstream media as one of those lobbying for the job.
However, his name appeared in the Nairobi Law Monthly magazine as a likely candidate to replace Chief Justice Evan Gicheru.
The soft-spoken judge is described on the Judiciary website as "a creative judge with a flair for innovative approaches to judicial resolution".
Come to Kenya
He was born in Kisii, his grandfather having come to Kenya from India at the end of the 19th century aged 15.
Justice Visram went to Kisumu Boys' High School, where he completed his 'A' levels before joining the University of Nairobi. He was part of the first graduating …