Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu has been arrested at Supreme Court in Nairobi over alleged corruption.
Judge Mwilu was on Tuesday taken to DCI headquarters for questioning, escorted by DCI George Kinoti in person.
Moments after he arrest, Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji called an urgent press conference on the matter.
During the press briefing, the DPP said Mwilu will be charged with abuse of office, receiving 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
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu was swiftly arraigned and released on Sh5 million bond and ordered to appear in court tomorrow at 9 a.m together with her co-accused Stanley Muluvi.
Appearing before Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi, the DCJ was represented by a battery of lawyers among them James Orengo and John Khaminwa.
DCJ Mwilu is accused of Obtaining execution of a security belonging to Imperial Bank Limited by false pretense, Abusing her office for personal gain, Accepting a gift in the form of money in circumstances which undermined public confidence in the integrity of her office, Unlawful failure to pay taxes, and Conducting herself in disregard of the law among other crimes.