Philomena Mwilu nominated for the post of Deputy Chief Justice

Court of Appeal Judge Philomena Mwilu will replace Kalpana Rawal as Kenya's DCJ if her name is approved. (Photo: File)

Nairobi, Kenya: Court of Appeal's Lady Justice Philomena Mwilu has been nominated for the post of Deputy Chief Justice and her name submitted to President Uhuru Kenyatta.

"The JSC has after lengthy deliberations recommended Hon Lady Justice Philomena Mbete Mwilu for appointment as the Deputy Chief Justice and has submitted the name to His Excellency the President,” said Acting Judicial Service Commission Chair Margaret Kobia.

Mwilu graduated from the University of Nairobi and was admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1984.

She practised law in the firms of Muthoga Gaturu & Company and later Mutunga & Company Advocates. She worked as company secretary and headed a state corporation before being appointed as Judge of the High Court in 2007.

Lady Justice Mwilu also served in the Commercial Division in Nairobi, at the Eldoret High Court and the Civil Appeals sub-division of the High Court, the murder section of the Criminal Division and later headed the Environment and Land Division of the High Court.