Attorney, activist and former President of the Supreme Court of Kenya who served as the Chief Justice of Kenya from 2011-16. Previously, he was the Commonwealth Special Envoy to the Maldives.
He earned a Doctorate of Laws degree from the Osgoode Hall Law School at Toronto's York University.
His biggest social media presence is on Twitter where he shares his views with more than 900,000 followers.
His father Mzee used to be a tailor and his mother's name is Mbesa. He has one daughter and three sons.
His activism was inspired by Guinea Bissau's nationalist intellectual Amilcar Cabral.