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Queen’s counsel Qureshi gets go ahead to prosecute DCJ Mwilu

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The High Court on Thursday ruled that British advocate Khawar Qureshi was properly appointed to appear in the proceedings against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.

In the ruling read by Justice Chacha Mwita, the five-judge bench said they were not persuaded that his appointment is a surrender of the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution.

“We are satisfied that his appointment meets the required law…With respect to all the challenges… We are constrained to find that the application is without merit….,” he said.

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Qureshi will continue to represent the DPP in the corruption case against DCJ Mwilu.

The five judges who issued the ruling are Justices Mwita, Helen Omondi, Mumbi Ngugi, Francis Tuiyot and William Musyoka.

The bench dismissed the DPPs application seeking to bar Senators James Orengo and Okong’o Omogeni from representing the DCJ.

Mwilu is facing five graft-related charges among them acceptance of money in circumstances that undermine public confidence in the office she holds.