Kenya: Walukhe and Wakhungu Freed on Bond Pending Appeal Hearing

28 September 2020

Nairobi — The High Court has given a temporary reprieve to Sirisia MP John Walukhe and his co-accused Grace Wakhungu who were jailed for 67 years over corruption.

Justice John Onyiego of the anti-corruption court granted Walukhe Sh10 million cash bail while Wakhungu will be required to deposit Sh20 million to be freed. Both were also ordered to deposit their passports.

They had applied to be freed on bail pending an appeal of their sentence, which they described as harsh.

Both have been in prison sine June when they were sentenced after they were found guilty of corruption in a Sh300 million scandal involding the supply of maize to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).

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