John Waluke Appeal Case: Sirisia Member of Parliament John Waluke and his business partner Grace Wakhungu have been released on bail. Waluke has been released on a cash bail of Sh. 10 million pending appeal of his jail sentence in a multimillion-shilling corruption case, while Wakhungu has been released on a cash bail of Sh. 20 million.
The court has also ordered the two to surrender their passports and avoid traveling outside the country. They are also to present themselves in court once every month.
The court also directed the court’s deputy registrar to consult the Judiciary’s accounts office to determine whether the bonds the convicts had deposited at the lower court during trial had been released back after their imprisonment.
Should the registrar find the bonds are still being retained by the Judiciary, the same will be factored in when processing the fresh bails. During the criminal trial the two were out on a cash bail of Sh. 2 million each.
Waluke had told the court that he risks losing his seat if he stays in prison but Haji, through senior assistant DPP Alexander Muteti, argued that the MP cannot monopolise the seat.
Waluke and Wakhungu, who are also directors of Erad Supplies Ltd, were convicted in June this year by the Anti-Corruption Court for the theft of Sh. 297 million from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB). The trial court also imposed a combined fine of Sh. 2 billion. In default, Wakhungu was handed a 39-year sentence while the Sirisia MP was slapped with a 34-year sentence. John Waluke Appeal Case.