Kenya’s deputy chief justice arrested for suspected corruption: police

Posted by George Obulutsa | 28 August 2018 | 1,117 times

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Kenya’s deputy chief justice Philomena Mwilu was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of corruption, failure to pay tax, and improper dealings with a local bank now in receivership, the police and the country’s top prosecutor said.

Chief Public Prosecutor Noordin Mohamed Haji told a news conference that Mwilu had abused her office for personal gain, undermining public integrity in the judiciary.

The director of criminal investigations, George Kinoti, told Reuters in a text message: “I can confirm the arrest of the deputy chief justice.”

Reuters was unable to immediately contact representatives of Mwilu.

Mwilu was arraigned in court on Tuesday evening, charged and released upon the execution of a personal bond of 5 million Kenyan shillings ($49,637.65). Chief magistrate Lawrence Mugambi postponed a plea hearing until Wednesday morning. (Reuters)

Kenya's Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu appears at the Milimani Law Court after she was arrested over alleged corruption in Nairobi, Kenya August 28, 2018. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya.

 


Source: News Express

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