Kenya's deputy chief justice accuses President of revenge
Kenya's deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu has managed to temporarily stop criminal proceedings against over alleged corruption.
According to a report of The Daily Nation, a Kenyan daily newspaper, a publication of the Nation Media Group published in The east african , the Anti-Corruption Court in Nairobi on Friday stopped the proceedings against judge Mwilu and her lawyer Stanley Muluvi on orders of the High Court.
Justice Mwilu obtained the order after arguing that her appearance in the dock is part a plan by President Uhuru Kenyatta to avenge her vote for a repeat presidential election.
Justice Mwilu is one of seven members of the Supreme Court, and was among the judges who nullified President Kenyatta initial election win in August 2017, leading to the controversial holding of a fresh vote.
High Court judge Enoch Chacha Mwita suspended the criminal case until October 9 when he will hear the petition.
Justice Mwilu and Mr Muluvi were yet to be charged.