Orengo casts doubt on arrest and prosecution of DCJ Philomena Mwilu
SEE ALSO :ODM calls for renewed graft purgeAccording to Orengo, it was curious that it was the police who brought the charges but not the EACC. “We are going to demonstrate why the Director of Public Prosecutions, on this matter, chose to use the Director of Criminal Investigations who turned out to be use-friendly instead of using the legal regime; the statutory regime that relates to offences created under the Anti—Corruption Act,” argued Orengo. He said the Deputy CJ must not take a plea for an offence “that took place five years ago but in five hours yesterday, the first accused [DCJ] had been arrested and was in court by five O’clock which is unusual efficiency for those of us who practice in this court. You should not be in a hurry to require the accused to take a plea,” he urged the magistrate. Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu was arrested on Tuesday, swiftly arraigned and released on Sh5 million bond and ordered to appear in court today, Wednesday August 29 together with co-accused Stanley Muluvi.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001293713/deputy-chief-justice-mwilu-arraigned-in-court-freed-on-bond-pictures The Orange Democratic Party called the arrest a witchhunt pointing out that the matter fell under the ambit of the Judicial Service Commission.
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