In the follow up to the arrest of Deputy Chief Justice, Philomena Mwilu on Tuesday afternoon, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji held a presser to confirm the action taken by the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
Deputy Chief Justice, Philomena Mwilu was arrested following reports by the office of DCI that the supreme court judge had corruption-related involvement in the Imperial Bank which was put under receivership after being declared insolvent.
"This decision has not been taken lightly but it is the right decision under the law. Most of us at DPP's office are officers of the court and the independence of the Judiciary is dear to us," said the DPP.
In the presser, the DPP revealed that the evidence in his possession reveals that Justice Mwilu abused her office for personal gain, accepted a gift in the form of money in circumstances which undermined public confidence and integrity of her office.
In addition, Mr. Haji confirmed that Deputy Chief Justice Mwilu failed to pay taxes.
The office of DPP and DCI in conjunction with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) have intensified the war on corruption in the country following orders from President Uhuru Kenyatta to crackdown on the vice.
The arrest and possible prosecution of top government figures, who were deemed "untouchable" is expected to continue.