Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu is currently at the Milimani Law Courts set to face corruption charges.

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According to Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji, Mwilu will face at least five counts.

He said that the charges came up after investigations by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

DCI officers led by chief detective George Kinoti arrested Mwilu at the Supreme Court buildings Tuesday afternoon.

Mwilu is accused of improperly obtaining the execution of a security belonging to the Imperial Bank. She will also be charged with abuse of office, unlawful failure to pay taxes, and conducting herself in disregard of the law.

During a presser, Haji said that he had the consent of Chief Justice David Maraga to proceed with the prosecution.

“This decision has not been taken lightly, but it is the right decision under the law,” the DPP said.

He further refuted claims that the arrest was from an executive order.