Deputy Chief Justice Philomena Mwilu was arrested Tuesday afternoon outside the Supreme Court.
The judge faces numerous counts of stealing, abuse of office and unlawful failure to pay taxes.
Additionally, investigators claim that the judge has acted in contravention of the Leadership and Integrity Act by accepting a personal loan of Sh12 million from Imperial Bank.
DCI George Kinoti and Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji who have been pursuing the case were within the precincts of the Supreme Court during the JSC meeting.
Kinoti’s vehicle and others carrying detectives were seen driving behind the DCJ as they headed to the DCI headquarters in Kiambu Road.
Sources within the DCI say they have watertight evidence in the investigation that could see charges filed in court at any time.
Mwilu’s arrest could have come earlier, but our sources indicated they were forced to wait until the JSC was seized of the matter as required by law.