Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu has been arrested at the Supreme Court and taken to DCI headquarters for questioning over alleged graft. After the arrest, the Deputy CJ was escorted by Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti.
A reliable source from the Judiciary hinted to The Standard that Philomena Mwilu was arrested in a crackdown at the Supreme Court over allegations of financial impropriety.
Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji who has been spearheading the war against corruption addressed the media shortly after her arrest.
During the press briefing, the DPP said Mwilu will be charged with abuse of office, receiving a bribe and failing to pay taxes.
“The evidence in our possession, reveals that: Lady Justice Mwilu abused her office for personal gain. Accepted a gift in the form of money in circumstances which undermined public confidence in the integrity of her office, conducted herself in disregard of the law.
In view of the above, I have concluded that the evidence is sufficient with a reasonable prospect of conviction and it is in the public interest that criminal proceedings should be preferred,” said DPP Haji