BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,31ST AUG 2018-Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu is expected back to court this morning as the Chief Magistrate makes a ruling on the orders blocking the proceedings.
Mwilu is accused of abuse of office and involvement in corrupt practices.
Her trial was suspended on Wednesday following a barrage of legal arguments by her lawyers who termed the whole case against Philomena Mwilu unconstitutional.
Mwilu who is one of seven members of the Supreme Court, was arrested after Director of Public Prosecutions, Noordin Haji, accused her of abusing her office for personal gain.
However she swiftly filed a case to challege at the High Court which granted her orders to stop the proceedings of a magistrate’s court, though it cited the wrong case further complicating the matter which was pushed to Friday to enable the High Court to rectify the clerical error.
A section of lawyers have argued that Mwilu’s arrest and prosecution could lead to a constitutional crisis because the Judicial Service Commission is not properly constituted.
Mwilu is facing five corruption-related charges including improperly obtaining the execution of a Sh12 million security belonging to the collapsed Imperial Bank between August and October 2013.
Magistrate Mugambi freed her on a personal bond of Sh5 million.