Tuesday August 28, 2018 - Renowned law scholar and columnist, Prof Makau Mutua, has called for more arrests of top judicial officers following the arrest of Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu.

According to the Director of Public Prosecutions, Nordin Haji, Mwilu abused office for personal gain and received a bribe from Imperial Bank.

"Evidence shows that she accepted a cash gift; undermining public confidence in the integrity of her office and failed to pay taxes," Haji said.

Haji said Mwilu also obtained execution of a security belonging to Imperial Bank Limited, now in receivership, by false pretence.

"Our country is being torn apart by people who have been placed in positions of trust, but who in turn abuse this trust," he said.

Haji said investigating and punishing wrongdoing is difficult and painful but it has to be done. 

"Those in positions of service must not only submit to the constitutional precepts of integrity, they must exercise wisdom, demonstrate good judgment and lead by example," he said.

Following Mwilu’s arrest, Makau said the country is headed in the right direction and called for more arrests of top Judiciary thieves.

I expect other big dominoes in the judiciary and the bar to fall after the arrest of DCJ Philomena Mwilu,” Makau said.


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