Kenyans are angry.
Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu who serves on the JSC has now been branded as the Godmother of Corruption in Kenya. This comes ater Kenyans took to social media to complain of ow a corrupt person was allowed to rule over other lawbreakers’ cases, yet she herself was accused of bigger incidents.
The Lady Justice was arrested on August 28, 2018 at the Supreme Court grounds. She was then taken to DCI headquarters for questioning over alleged graft, escorted by Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti.
Mwilu was arrested in a crackdown at the Supreme Court over allegations of financial impropriety.
She then filed a case before High Court judge Chacha Mwita who immediately gave her orders stopping the criminal trial. This marked the start of a new battle.
The judiciary’s second in command closed her case against DPP Noordin Haji with a crescendo from Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka that “when the king’s rubber falls in an audience, the wise look away until his nakedness is covered.”
While faulting the DPP and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti, Mwilu’s battery of lawyers argued that the plot to charge her was hatched by Haji and communicated in a letter from his office to Kinoti.
“The decision to prosecute was instigated by the DPP and pre-determined by the DPP. The investigations were instigated by the DPP himself,” argued Justice Mwilu’s lawyer Julie Soweto.
Thigs may have gone to her favour, but Kenyans refuse this notion as the DPP put into question several things involing her.
— Winnie Peacechild (@WPeacechild) August 9, 2019
Kenyans reacted angrily and shared some of their views.