Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has responded to claims that he received executive orders to arrest Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu on Tuesday.

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During a press conference, Haji said that the claims were far fethched.

Haji was responding to claims that Mwilu's arrest might be linked to President Uhuru Kenyatta's 2017 remark when he said he will 'fix' the Judiciary.

Uhuru made the remarks after the Supreme Court nullified his election.

Haji maintained that every decision made on the arrest of Mwilu was done independently.

"We are not being directed by anyone out there. We are independent...this decision was made independently of any factors or matters out there," he said.

The DPP noted that Mwilu was part of individuals caught up in the fight against corruption.

"The fight has seen several high ranking officials and entities charged with various offences including asset forfeiture and confiscation," he said.