Supreme Court Judge Philomena Mwilu arrested over alleged corruption

Supreme Court judge Philomena Mwilu has on Tuesday been arrested over corruption related allegations.

The Deputy Chief Justice was arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal investigations and taken to DCI headquarters for questioning.

Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji later addressed the media to explain the arrest.

Mr. Haji during the press briefing said that Lady Justice Mwilu will be charged for abuse of office, receiving bribe and failing to pay taxes.

Supreme Court came under pressure after the just concluded elections with members of the public demanding for fair judgment of the cases that were ahead of them.

The DPP further elaborated that his office has evidence that Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu had abused her office personal gain, receiving gifts in the form of cash in circumstances that undermined public confidence in the integrity of her office and conducted herself in disregard to the law.

Mr. Haji was confident with the evidence that he has, it’s sufficient for prosecution.

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The arrest comes following intense government war on graft with demolition of properties built on Riparian land continues.

Furthermore the President Uhuru Kenyatta has lately been on the fore front in the fight against corruption. Top government officials have not been spared either as they are have been subjected to lifestyle audits.

Last week a businessman based in Nairobi was arrested by detectives from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

Mr. Praful Kumarwas arrested as he attempted to bribe Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko in return.

He was charged and released on a one million cash bail.

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