Two High Court Judges Arrested

Two High Court Judges Arrested

A report by Citizen TV indicated that the judges were arrested on the afternoon of Thursday, July 22, on allegations that they were implicated in corruption scandals.

The two were interrogated by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for two hours before being set free.

They were accused of taking bribes for various cases they were assigned.

Family Court judge Justice Aggrey Muchelule

The two were nabbed during a raid on their offices before being transferred to the DCI headquarters located along Kiambu Road.

They were arrested alongside their drivers as well as secretaries. One of the judges allegedly pocketed a bribe of Ksh5 million in a case that was to be determined on Thursday, July 22.

The other was accused of receiving a piece of land related to a case he determined.

The two were among the six Judges that were not appointed to the court of appeal by President Uhuru Kenyatta at the beginning of June.

Uhuru, at the time, argued that the judges had integrity issues as was advised by a committee that looked into the conduct of the judges.

The President’s decision to leave out the judges led to a fallout with the judiciary. Two petitions were later filed challenging Uhuru’s decision.