Case against Deputy CJ Mwilu suspended

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Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu in court
Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu in court

The Anti-Corruption Court has suspended all criminal proceedings against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu. On Friday, the DCJ’s lawyers presented the High Court order that outlined a stay of proceedings. On Wednesday, there was an anomaly highlighted by the fact that the wrong case number was quoted that prompted the adjournment of the case to Friday to give the High Court the necessary time to clear the mistake. The case number quoted was 292 of 2018 instead of 38 of 2018.

While giving his ruling, magistrate Lawrence Mugambi said the proceedings shall rest at the point they had reached, “The status quo shall be maintained in respect of any order the court has made so far,” he said. He further directed that the case will be mentioned on 22nd October, two weeks after the case is presented before the High Court, “There shall be a mention before this court on purposes of appraising or updating the court on any further directions from the High Court in respect to the case before this court.”

Deputy Chief Justice Mwilu was arrested on Tuesday and taken to DCI offices for questioning. She was arraigned at the Anti-Corruption Court the same day along with the co-accused Stanley Muluvi and they were released on a personal bond of Kshs 5 million.