Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu was today arrested and will be arraigned in court after being linked to collapse of Imperial bank and tax evasion.
According to the Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji, they have enough evidence linking Mwilu to the crimes committed same and on taxes, she has defaulted since being a judge at court of appeal.
‘‘We have enough evidence in our possession to prosecute her and thats’ why she has been arrested,’’ Haji stated.
Noordin also revealed that he informed the Chief Justice David Maraga before the arrest of Mwilu.
‘‘I informed CJ Maraga on the arrest and it was a show of respect to the Judiciary as we all know that the Judiciary is most protected and independent arm of the government.’’ He added.
Haji on the other hand distanced himself to be acting on executives’ directive and that the matter in not politically insitigated.
He reiterated that the law will apply both side and he will ensure that even those at the top and are involved in corruption are arrested and charged in court.
‘‘Kenyans should exepect intense war on graft going forward and we are here to protect the interest of Kenyans according to the law,’’ Haji noted.
Mwilu become the first top judiciary official to be arrested over corruption.
The fate of Mwilu as deputy chief justice now hang in the balance with fact that she will not be suitable to hold any public office after being charged.