Kenya: Sirisia MP John Waluke Seeking Bond Pending Appeal Against 67-Year Sentence

Nairobi — Sirisia MP John Waluke, who was sentenced to 67 years for corruption, has now filed an urgent application seeking bond pending the hearing of the appeal of his case.

The MP through his lawyer Samson Nyaberi, said ‎ the appeal may take time to be heard and determined and in the process he may suffer prejudice.

His lawyer submits that they are yet to be supplied with proceedings to enable him to pursue the appeal.The proceedings are over 3,000 handwritten pages which will take time to be typed before they are supplied to them, according to court officials.

Waluke was sentenced last month alongside Grace Wakhungu who was handed 69 years.

Both were found guilty of receiving Sh300 million in fictitious claims for the storage of non existent maize. They were paid the money by the National Cereals and Produce Board in 2009.

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