The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has now revealed new details following the raid at judges Said Chitembwe and Aggrey Muchelule’s chambers.
According to documents filed in court, money was recovered from the two judges’ chambers at Milimani Law courts.
Through an affidavit filed in court, Chief Inspector Felix Banxi revealed that Sh5.4 million was discovered from an unidentified woman at Justice Muchelule’s chambers.
In Chitembwe’s chamber, the detective says Sh760,200 was discovered.
However, in a funny twist of events, an inventory signed last week by lawyer Danstan Omari indicated that nothing was discovered at Justice Muchelule’s chambers.
Justice Chitembwe and Muchelule were arrested for allegedly receiving bribes for the various cases they had been handling in the past. They were summoned to the DCI headquarters where they were interrogated for hours before later being released.
The clerks and drivers to the judges were also questioned before they were set free.
There has been a stalemate between the Judiciary and executive following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s move to reject 6 judges. Out of the 41 who had been recommended by the Judicial Service Commission, only 34 were appointed.
The six who were rejected, the president said had been involved in bribery and corruption regarding courts cases.
Justice Muchelule was among the six judges who were rejected by the Head of State with a section of Kenyans claiming it was a witch hunt after he declared the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) unconstitutional.
Justice Muchelule was among the five-judge bench that declared the BBI unconstitutional.
These new details have elicited mixed reactions with netizens blaming the DCI for what they term as propaganda while others are alluding that the two judges are not clean.