Drama as magistrate now declines to stop Mwilu’s prosecution
The Anti-Corruption Court has declined to stop the prosecution of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.
(See documents in tweet below)
Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi said the High Court must clarify the orders to suspend her case until October 9, 2018.
He adjourned the session until Friday to give the High Court time to correct the order and make it specific.
The High Court had issued the directive on Wednesday morning stopping Mwilu’s prosecution over alleged corruption.
This followed a petition filed by her lawyers Nelson Havi, Harun Ndubi and Okong’o Omogeni.
Magistrate Mugambi however dismissed the orders saying they were meant for a different case number.
The case number error in High Court Judge Chacha Mwita's orders, suspending prosecution of DCJ Philomena Mwilu that anti corruption court magistrate Lawrence Mugambi want rectified. @citizentvkenya pic.twitter.com/yUkI7tOtiZ
— Francis Gachuri (@Fchurii) August 29, 2018
This was after the Prosecution claimed that the orders issued by the High Court did not relate to Justice Mwilu’s case.
The Ksh.5million bond that she was granted on Tuesday however remains.
Mwilu, was arrested on Tuesday afternoon, over alleged transactions involving the collapsed Imperial Bank.
The embattled Deputy Chief Justice was then charged with various counts among them abuse of office and forgery.
She was however released later on Tuesday evening on a Ksh.5 million bond after a hitch involving the gazetted hours for plea taking.