Mwilu's rise to the judiciary top leadership
SEE ALSO :Fireworks at Mwilu's trialLittle did she know that the hunter would become the hunted and that she would later be hauled to court to face corruption charges. Born in Makueni, Justice Mwilu, 54, has had a long career in law and the Judiciary, spanning over 32 years. She graduated from the University of Nairobi with a Bachelor of Laws in 1982 and proceeded to the Kenya School of Law for a diploma before being admitted as an advocate of the High Court in 1984. Career journey The judge began her career as a lawyer in Muthoga Gaturu and Company Advocates in 1984 before joining Mutunga and Company Advocates until 1991.
SEE ALSO :List of KPC, NHIF managers facing arrestBetween 1991 and 1997, she was employed by Jubilee Insurance Company as a senior legal manager. She moved to the Electricity Regulatory Board as a board secretary in 1999. She was appointed the deputy chairperson of the energy tribunal where she served from 2006 to 2007 before being appointed board director at Nairobi Water and Sewerage Company She was appointed a judge in 2007, first serving in the commercial court division in Nairobi. She was then moved to the High Court in Eldoret. From Eldoret, she was transferred back to Nairobi where she served at the criminal division of the High Court. She was appointed the head of the environment and land division of the High Court in January 2012. In November 2012, she was appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal where she served until her elevation to deputy chief justice in 2016.