Judges Aggrey Muchelule, Said Chitembwe were in possession of over Ksh6 million before their arrest – DCI

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 29 Jul, 2021 13:41 | 2 mins read
Judge Aggrey Muchelule. PHOTO/COURTESY

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) now claims that sleuths found two judges in possession of money which they suspect was a bribe.

In an affidavit filed in court, Chief Inspector Felix Banzi said that the officers found $57,000 (sh6.1) million which was in possession of the two judges.

According to Banzi, officers recovered $50,000 from an unidentified woman who was already inside Justice Aggrey Muchelule’s chambers and $7,000 from Justice Said Chitembwe.

In his affidavit, Banzi further claimed that they had received a tip-off that some Judges had stricken a deal with some brokers who operate within Milimani Law Courts in order to make favourable judgements.

“The brokers and the judges had agreed that they get ksh7 million and the bribe was to be handed over to the residence of a judge at 7pm,” Banzi swore in the affidavit.

The plan, however, never succeeded so the two groups rescheduled to have the money handed over to the judges the following morning inside a chamber within Milimani law courts.

According to him, it was hard for them to obtain a search warrant since the notice was too short and the officers arrived at the court 15 minutes before the money could be handed over to the duo.

Banzi now wants the decision by Kenya Magistrates and Judges Association (KMJA) that barred from arresting the two judges until their case is determined to be dismissed.

An inventory filed in court last week by lawyer Danstan Omari that was signed by all the officers who were present revealed that nothing was recovered from justice Muchelule’s chambers.

This comes at a time when DCI said that it had not arrested the two judges but they had only been asked to record statements at DCI headquarters along Kiambu road.

Currently, the DCI officers have been barred from arresting the duo until their case is heard and determined.

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