Reprieve for deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu as High court stops  criminal trial against her

Reprieve for deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu as High court stops criminal trial against her

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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2018-Deputy CJ Philomena Mwilu  has gotten a reprieve after the high court stopped criminal proceedings against her.This development is seen as a big blow  DDP Noordin Haji  who had recommended arrest and prosecution  of  Mwilu and one more over corruption.lawyer Stanley Kiima is also the other accused person.

The judge is facing several charges of stealing, abuse of office and unlawful failure to pay taxes.

Additionally, investigators claim that the judge has acted in contravention of the Leadership and Integrity Act by accepting a personal loan of Sh12 million from Imperial Bank.

The deputy CJ is also accused of engaging in misconduct in furtherance of personal benefit.

But in her application, Judge Mwilu through her lawyers  had argued that her alleged impropriety while handling Imperial Bank cases is purely a commercial matter and not a criminal offence.

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