DCJ Mwilu will not face trial - High Court rules

The simple detail that let DCJ Mwilu off the hook

DCJ Philomena Mwilu will not be prosecuted for alleged corruption due to manner in which DCI obtained evidence

Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu will not stand trial for alleged corruption, the High Court ruled on Friday.

A five-judge bench delivered the ruling stating that the manner in which DCI detectives gathered evidence against her was questionable.

The judges faulted DCI boss George Kinoti and his team for going against lawful procedures in collecting the evidence adding that due to the impropriety, the whole case against her had been contaminated.

The court, however, dismissed her plea to have the case dismissed based on the manner in which she was arrested.

The court also maintained that there was a legal and factual basis to the charges against the DCJ.

The DCJ was facing charges of abuse of office, forgery and failure to pay taxes to KRA for four of her properties acquired between 2014 and 2016.

DPP to challenge ruling lifting prosecution against DCJ Mwilu

The prosecution team led by Queen's Counsel Khawar Quereshi, declared taht they would be moving to court to challenge the High Court ruling.

The judges who acquitted DCJ Mwilu are Justices: William Musyoki, Mumbi Ngugi, Hellen Omondi, Francis Tuiyott and Chacha Mwita.

The Supreme Court deputy was defended by Senior Counsel James Orengo and lawyer Nelson Havi.

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