Relief as Court grants bail to Hon. Waluke and Grace Wakhungu

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Hon. Waluke and Grace Wakhungu in a previous court appearance

The High Court has granted bail to Hon. John Waluke and Ms Grace Wakhungu.

The Sirisia Member of Parliament John Waluke together with his co-accused Grace Wakhungu today received temporary relief after they were granted a Kshs. 30 million cash bail pending appeal of his jail sentence in multimillion shilling scandal

Milimani Law Court Judge John Onyiengo ordered him to pay Ksh10 million, pending appeal of his jail sentence in multimillion shilling scandal while his co-accused Grace on the other hand was released on Ksh20 million pending determination of her appeal.

Bails;

  • Hon. John Waluke – 10 million
  • Grace Wakhungu 20 million

Related 1; https://ikuweikuwe.com/2020/06/25/waluke-grace-sentenced-to-7-years-or-727-million-fine-way-out/

Related 2: https://ikuweikuwe.com/2020/06/23/walukes-297-million-maize-fraud-case-simplified/

Their reprieve comes two days after the Court pushed their hearing on bail application to Monday, in what the it said was due to the fumigation exercise that taking place at the premises.

The two had applied for a bail claiming that they were unwell, but the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji argued they had not proven enough to show their sickness.

“These conditions are usually managed as outpatient unless any complications arise. However, as it is now, their health condition can adequately be managed in our medical facilities,” Ogallo replied to Haji’s letter dated July 27.

Waluke was sentenced to 67 years in jail in June, or pay a fine of Kshs. 707 million after conviction over a Kshs. 297 million scandal.

It was the same sentence declared for his co-accused Wakhungu. Their company Erad General Suppliers was convicted and sentenced.

Stay tuned for more updates….

 

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