Allan Hancox

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Allan Robin Winston Hancox (1932 – 1 January 2013) was a Chief Justice of Kenya.[1] He served between 1989 and 1993, and was succeeded by Fred Kwasi Apaloo.

Early career[edit]

Born and educated in England, Justice Hancox first joined the judiciary as a magistrate in Kenya in 1957.[2] He subsequently worked in Nigeria before returning to Kenya in 1963 as a senior resident magistrate. In 1969, he was appointed a High Court Judge.[3]

Hancox Commission[edit]

In 1986 the then President Daniel arap Moi appointed Justice Hancox as the only member of a Commission Inquiring into the Insurance Industry.[4]

Retirement and death[edit]

He retired to live in Guernsey and became Assistant Magistrate for ten years.[5] He died aged 80 years at the Aga Khan hospital in the town of Kisumu.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 29, 2014. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 
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  3. ^ a b "Ex-Moi regime CJ dies in hospital". Saturday Nation Kenya. 5 January 2013. p. 15. 
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  5. ^ "Royal Court tribute to former assitant [sic] magistrate". Guernsey News from ITV Channel Television. 2013-01-05. Archived from the original on 12 January 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.