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Disgraced ex Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo dies

John Gakuo Dies: Former Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo is dead. The former Town Clerk died on Tuesday morning while undergoing treatment at a Nairobi hospital. Gakuo’s death was confirmed by his lawyer Asa Nyakundi.

Mr. Gakuo was serving a three year jail sentence. An application for the former town clerk to be released on bail was rejected by Justice John Onyiego but his appeal was coming up on Wednesday.

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Disgraced ex Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo dies
Alexander Musee, Mary Ngethe, John Gakuuo, Samy Kirui when they were jailed for three years each for defrauding Nairobi City Council of Sh283 million in cemetery land procurement in this picture taken on May 15, 2018.

The 68-year-old was jailed together with former Local Government Permanent Secretary Sammy Kirui for abuse of office in connection with the purchase of cemetery land valued at Sh. 283 million. The two were sentenced to three years in jail each and fined Sh. 1 million, for abuse of office and failure to comply with procurement rules.

They were jailed alongside former Nairobi City Council legal secretary Mary Ng’ethe and chairman of the tender committee Alexander Musee.

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