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Kenyan Deputy Chief Justice arrested over alleged corruption.

Kenya’s Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu has been arrested at her offices in the Supreme Court in the capital, Nairobi over alleged corruption.

She has been taken to the police’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations for questioning.



Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji on Tuesday said his office has sufficient evidence to charge the deputy chief justice in court.

The DPP said Judge Mwilu will be charged with abuse of office, receiving bribe and failing to pay taxes.

‘‘Lady Justice Mwilu accepted a gift in the form of money in circumstances which undermined public confidence in the integrity of the office.

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The arrest of such a high ranking judicial officer is unprecedented in Kenya’s history and has left many Kenyans sharing opinions on social media.

While some applaud the government of Uhuru Kenyatta for taking a bold approach in the fight against corruption, others think Mwilu’s case is a political witch hunt.

Philomena Mbete Mwilu is a Kenyan lawyer and judge, who has served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya, the Deputy Chief Justice of Kenya and Vice President of the same court, since 28 October 2016.

She is a mother of three children and is married to Amos Wako, a former Attorney General of Kenya.

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