The British High Commission have confirmed that a document which had been widely circulated claiming to be from the UK Visas and Immigration department and addressed to Philomena Mbete Mwilu is a fake.
According to the fake document, the Deputy Chief Justice’s visa application was denied due to “an ongoing judicial injunction” which together with “investigations into (her) conduct concerning allegations of graft and serious financial crimes” meant allowing entry into the UK would “go against the public good of the UK and her citizens.”
It goes on the say that the writer was not satisfied she was a genuine visitor and was unlikely to leave once the visa had expired.
A Tweet from the UK High Commission confirmed the document was not authentic, saying: “We are aware of a document circulating entitled ‘Refusal of a Visit Visa’ claiming to be from UK Visas & Immigration, addressed to Philomena Mbete Mwilu – please note, this document is FAKE.”
Although Mwilu was facing several counts of graft cases, the Nairobi Court set her free on Friday, May 31, after it emerged the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP) obtained the DCJ’s bank statements without her prior knowledge.
However, the DPP Noordin Haji and Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti have appealed the court’s ruling.