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DPP speaks on Uhuru’s alleged role in arrest of DCJ Mwilu
By Vincent Kejitan | Updated Sep 06, 2018 at 15:15 EAT
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DPP Noordin Haji
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The DPP maintained that Mwilu’s arrest was purely based on evidence and public interest

Last week there were claims that the DCJ stated that she was being targeted due to her role in nullifying elections

Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has finally cleared the air regarding President Uhuru Kenyatta’s alleged role in the arrest of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.

Through senior prosecuting counsel Lillian Ogwora, the DPP maintained that Mwilu’s arrest was purely based on evidence and public interest.

Ogwora further added that Mwilu’s petition should be dismissed because quashing the proceedings would be sabotage against the DPP.


“To quash the proceedings as prayed by the petitioner would amount to impeding the DPP from performing his constitutional and statutory duties.

“Having reached an independent decision to prosecute, the DPP should not be vilified without any justifiable cause,” she added.

Last week there were claims that the DCJ stated that she was being targeted due to her role in nullifying President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election last year.


President Kenyatta, on the other hand, had urged civil servants to avoid shifting blame to their juniors, saying the war on corruption should not be politicized.

“I shall not allow this war on corruption to be politicised. Irrespective of your social status, if you are on the wrong, carry your own cross,” he stated.

‘We will no longer be blaming junior officers and letting senior officers to go scott free.

“If you cannot do your job, step aside,” he stated while overseeing the destruction of goods worth Sh 1.1 billion last Friday.


The arrest of Mwilu elicited various reactions in the past week and political analyst Mutahi Ngunyi urged the Head of State to now go after Chief Justice David Maraga on grounds that the election nullification was not based on genuine findings. 

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