High Court judge Aggrey Muchelule was on Thursday afternoon arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
The judge was reportedly picked from his office on Thursday afternoon and driven to DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road for questioning over an undisclosed matter.
Muchelule, who is attached to Milimani Family Division, said the officers searched his office but did not find anything unusual.
“They came and searched, but nothing was found. I don’t know what they want,” Muchelule told The Star via phone.
His lawyer Danstan Omari claimed the officers stormed the judge’s office in search of ‘planted’ money.
"So, the question is that an attempt was made to get judges outside their offices so that money can be planted in Justice Muchelule's office. Thank God, Justice Muchelule never moved out of his office," Omari said.
Muchelule was among the six judges whose nomination by the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) was rejected by President Kenyatta over integrity concerns. Others were justices Joel Ngugi, George Odunga, and Weldon Korir as well as Evans Makori and Judith Omange Cheruiyot.