Nairobi: The Sirisia Member of Parliament John Waluke was on Friday, November 18, 2022, released on cash bail pending an appeal of his 67year term in jail.
Sirisia MP was on the other hand granted an option of a Ksh20 million bond with surety pending the determination of his appeal.
John Waluke was sentenced to sixty-seven (67) years in jail after he was found guilty of embezzling funds from the National Cereals and Produce Board-NCPB in 2020.
In a statement, the MP indicated that he was heading to the Court of Appeal to have his conviction upheld by the High Court of Kenya overturned.
Providing clarity through a signed affidavit, the Legislator notified the court to set him free, noting that he barely escaped losing his Parliamentary seat given the number of sittings he had missed respectively.
“From a significant viewpoint, the applicant will greatly miss the Parliamentary sessions, leading to loss of his seat or Failure of Representation of the Sirisia Constituency people in the National Assembly,” the Legislator said in the Court on Friday.
Waluke was jailed with his associate Grace Wakhungu for reportedly defrauding Ksh297 million from the NCPB-National Cereals and Produce Board in 2004.
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