The hearing of one of Kenya’s most high-profile corruption cases against Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu will kick off on Thursday.
Graft case against DCJ Mwilu starts Thursday The hearing kicks off as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji appointed London-based Queens Counsel Khawar Qureshi to… https://t.co/OLDNN20ex3 pic.twitter.com/li1AJbiVXt
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The suit will be heard by a five-judge bench, comprising Hellen Omondi, Mumbi Ngugi, William Musyoka, Francis Tuiyot and Chacha Mwita.
The hearing kicks off as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji appointed London-based Queens Counsel Khawar Qureshi to handle the case. Haji told a Senate Committee, that he decided to hire a foreign lawyer, after local counsel said they feared touching the case, which most view as having political inclinations or Executive forces.
He said that he opted for an independent person who is not shrouded by the local political and professional influence.
Your case has now been labeled as "High supremacy Case" that the DPP has even lost trust with the Kenyan lawyers and has decided to hire the Queens's Council Khawar Quresh to handle your case.
As a mother, wife, sister, daughter and a friend of many…My prayers are with you pic.twitter.com/AHTlbJF4sf
— Nebure Dnomyar (@neburednmyar) December 6, 2018
He further pointed out that his office was forced to source for an independent person, after Dorcas Odour, who was in charge was accused of being impartial.
Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) has ordered for the arrest of Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake following his appearance at CID headquarters in Kibuli.
— edge.ug (@ug_edge) December 6, 2018
Hearing of DCJ’s petition against DPP commences today; the Court scheduled to hear FIDA’s and ICJ’s application for joinder. As expected, 36 Bloggers have been procured and gazetted to run #WarOnGraftProgress. These are some of the reasons why we believe Noordin Haji is a joker.
— Nelson Havi (@NelsonHavi) December 6, 2018