Reprieve for Mwilu as magistrate upholds Judge Chachaâ€™s order
SEE ALSO :Mwilu lawyer wants charges droppedDCJ Mwilu is represented by a battery of 18 lawyers, including senior counsel James Orengo, John Khaminwa, Okong’o Omogeni, Daniel Maanzo, Millie Odhiambo, Peter Kaluma, Anthony Oluoch and Mutula Kilonzo Jnr. Where it all began Justice Mwilu is accused of receiving money in the form of a gift, failing to pay taxes, and obtaining by false pretence security belonging to Imperial Bank now under receivership. According to the charge sheet seen by Standard Digital, she obtained Sh12 million between August 15, 2013 and October 23, 2015 from the bank headquarters in Nairobi. The charge sheet says she influenced the manager of the bank to surrender to her two titles at the bank to obtain a Sh60 million loan.
SEE ALSO :Mwilu's lawyer accused of lyingOn tax evasion, the charge sheet reads she failed to pay Sh3.1 million stamp duty for property she bought and forged a KRA stamp duty papers. After the DCJ’s arrest on Tuesday, the Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji told reporters he was satisfied with the evidence collected against the charges. The press briefing was indicative of the seriousness with which the state was handling the matter as past arrests have not been followed up with similar briefings.
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