Thursday, August 18, 2022

Court suspends proceedings against DCJ Mwilu

The court has today suspended proceeding against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.

The Anti-Corruption Court suspended the charges against Lady Justice Mwilu and her Lawyer Stanley Muluvi following a High Court order.

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Speaking on Friday, Senior Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi suspended the hearing to allow Lady Justice Mwilu’s lawyer to correct an error in the High Court order.

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu argued before the court that her prosecution comes following a vote she made against President Uhuru Kenyatta during the Presidential petition.

Mwilu who was initially represented by 32 lawyers, saw the number increase to 44 on Friday.

Also read:Supreme Court Judge Philomena Mwilu arrested over alleged corruption

Public Prosecutor Dorcas Oduor representing DPP Noordin Hajji also accepted Justice Mugambi’s order after confirming to the court that the High Court orders still had errors as they referred to Justice Mwilu as a petitioner when she is still an accused.

Lady Justice Mwilu has been accused of failing to pay taxes, receiving gift in form of money and obtaining a false pretence security belonging to now under receivership Imperial Bank.

Justice Mwilu is said to have received cash through totaling Ksh 12 million between August 2013 and October 2018.

On charges of failing to pay taxes, she is accused of failing to pay Ksh 3.1 stamp duty for a property she bought.

Prosecutor Alexander Nuteti however maintained that the arrest on Mwilu should not be seen as an attack on the Judiciary.

The Case will be mentioned on September 22 by the Magistrate.

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Slavian Mwangecho
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