Reprieve for Waluke and Wakhungu as court frees them on cash bail

By Susan Njire

Sirisia Member of Parliament has been released on a Cash bail of Ksh.10 million pending appeal of his jail sentence in multi-million corruption case. On the other hand the co-accused Grace Wakhungu has also been released on a cash bail of Ksh.20million pending determination of her appeal. The Court has also ordered the two to surrender their passports and avoid travelling outside the country. They are also to present themselves in court once every month

Justice John Onyiego pushed the bail hearing to today to pave way for fumigation exercise at the milimani law courts The director of public prosecutions DPP Noordin Haji had opposed the release of Waluke and Wakhungu on bail saying the two have not proven too ill to be taken care of in prison.

Haji in his reply filed before judge Onyiego argued that there are convicts with more serious illnesses who are treated in prison health facilities and public referral hospitals. Correspondences between the DPP Noordin and commissiner general of prisons Wycliffe Ogallo revealed that Waluke has hypertension, arthritis and diabetes while Wakhungu has athritis and hypertension.

Finally the high court has granted bail to Hon. John Waluke and Ms Grace Wakhungu after serving three months in custody. The two were convicted in June over the Ksh.297 million maize scandal.

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