MP John Walukhe and Grace Wakhungu finally granted bail

Walukhe and Wakhungu have been behind bars for the past 3 months

MP John Walukhe and Grace Wakhungu finally granted bail (Courtesy)

Sirisia MP John Walukhe and his co-accused Grace Wakhungu have finally been granted bail by the High Court, three months after Chief magistrate Elizabeth Juma found them guilty of fraud involving Ksh313 million in the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) maize scandal.

The two were released on a Ksh10 Million and Ksh20 million bail respectively pending an appeal of the ruling that found them guilty of graft.

Justice John Oyiengo of the High Court who presided over the matter ordered the two to deposit their travel documents with the court and report to the deputy registrar once every month.

The two were convicted of receiving Ksh313m in false claims for the storage of NCPB maize. The Sirisia MP was then sentenced to a combined 67-year jail term, or pay a fine Ksh1.04 billion.

Wakhungu was sentenced to 69 years in prison or pay a fine of Ksh1.02 billion.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Raila graces Luo Festival as a surprise guest [VIDEO]

Raila graces Luo Festival as a surprise guest [VIDEO]

CS Kagwe confirms hacking of Chanjo system, fake vaccination certificates

CS Kagwe confirms hacking of Chanjo system, fake vaccination certificates

Ida Odinga given new name after touring Nyeri alongside Raila

Ida Odinga given new name after touring Nyeri alongside Raila

Ngirici opens up on her deteriorating relationship with Ruto

Ngirici opens up on her deteriorating relationship with Ruto

Moi's will shows how he divided mutli-billion wealth to his children

Moi's will shows how he divided mutli-billion wealth to his children

Universities with most unemployed graduates to lose state funds in proposed formula

Universities with most unemployed graduates to lose state funds in proposed formula

JSC Summons Sonko over exposé on Justice Said Chitembwe

JSC Summons Sonko over exposé on Justice Said Chitembwe

Ndichu brothers demand arrest of Murgor sisters

Ndichu brothers demand arrest of Murgor sisters

Westlands 2022 MP race shaping up to be 'the one to watch' in Nairobi

Westlands 2022 MP race shaping up to be 'the one to watch' in Nairobi