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Five judges to hear Mwilu petition challenging graft case from Dec 6

A five-judge bench comprising Hellen Omondi, Mumbai Ngugi, William Musyoka, Francis Tuiyot and Chacha Mwita allowed parties to agree on issues for determination and file them in court within a week/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 5 – Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu’s petition contesting her prosecution over graft claims will be heard beginning December 6.

A five-judge bench comprising Hellen Omondi, Mumbai Ngugi, William Musyoka, Francis Tuiyot and Chacha Mwita allowed parties to agree on issues for determination and file them in court within a week.

Should the Attorney General, Director of Public Prosecutions and the DCJ fail to concur on the issues, the court has said it will instead pick them.

Meanwhile the Kenyan Section of the International Commission of Jurists, Federation of Women Lawyers and lawyer Adrian Kamotho Njenga have also been given seven days to file grounds upon which they want to be enjoined in the proceedings as interested parties.

This is after Deputy DPP Dorcas Odour objected to their participation in the matter, arguing they should cite particular reasons for inclusion.

At the same time, the DPP withdrew an application requesting Mwilu’s petition transferred to the Anti-Corruption Division of the High Court.

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