Here is another instance when Kenya's Deputy Chief Justice was accused of corruption

Mwilu was arrested on Tuesday at the Supreme Court

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji, who has been spearheading the war against corruption, later addressed the press saying she will be charged with abuse of office, receiving bribe and failing to pay taxes.

“The evidence in our possession shows that DCJ Mwilu abused her office, obtained execution over security belonging to Imperial Bank which is now under receivership under false pretences, and engaged in unlawful failure to pay taxes," Hajj said.

And it is not the first time that DCJ Mwilu has been implicated in corruption claims.

In 2016, an MP challenged Ms Mwilu's nomination as Deputy Chief Justice even after she had passed the vetting process by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC).

Bribery claim

Kandara MP, Alice Wahome, claimed that Mwilu received a bribe of Sh3 million to influence the outcome of an election petition she filed in 2008.

Wahome said that Ms Mwilu ruled against her in favour of former MP Maina Kamau.

The Jubilee legislator had also accused the DCJ of interfering with the course of justice in a case she handled way back in 2011.

Ms Mwilu, however, refuted both claims adding that since Ms Wahome, who is also a lawyer, lost the case, she had been on a mud-slinging mission against her.

“I have never been bribed, those allegations none of them is true and the basis of this is the Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) case and the personal hatred the member took against me,” she explained.

The House Committee, however, dismissed Ms Wahome's claims for lack of evidence.


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