Early in his career, he worked a Senior State Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General and as an administrative officer in the Office of the President. Justice Gicheru was appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1982 and on 8 June 1988 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal. During this time he was appointed chairperson of a judicial inquiry into the death of Foreign Affairs Minister Robert Ouko. The commission was disbanded before publishing its findings. His tenure as Chief Justice begun on February 21, 2003.
Mr. Justice Gicheru is married to Mrs. Margaret Gicheru and they have 7 children.
- Robert Ouko back on the Prowl, by Warukuru, Wanjohi, New African, Issue 439, April 2005 https://www.questia.com/magazine/1G1-131682030/kenya-robert-ouko-back-on-the-prowl-the-ghost-of retrieved 25-08-2014
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