A section of civil societies led by International Commission of Jurists has now come into defense of embattled Deputy Chief Justice Philemena Mwilu questioning the timing of her prosecution and legal procedure followed by the office of the director of public prosecution.
In an interview with Ghetto Radio News today ICJ executive director Samuel Mohochi says that the motive behind the arrests should be unearthed saying the matter was to be taken to judicial service commission bearing in mind that Mwilu is a supreme court judge in office.
‘‘Mwilu is a judge at the supreme court and DDP failed to follow the legal procedure by first reporting the matter to Judicial Service Commission and a tribunal to be formed but not arresting her without all those process,’’ he stated.
He faulted office of the DPP and director of criminal investigation for not telling the country the truth on how they cleared Mwilu before assuming DCJ post and that she is being accused of not paying taxes for many years.
He has called on those accusing Mwilu of wrong doing to follow the correct procedure and to desist from undermining the the Judiciary.
‘‘The DCI cleared Mwilu in 2016 during vetting why now, the timing is raising eye brows and it must just stop,’’ Muhochi added.
Her arresst has sparked public debate as war on graft intensifies.