MP John Waluke Tells Court Of Appeal That He Was Wrongfully Jailed

Sirisia MP John Waluke put on his last spirited fight before the Court of Appeal Judges seeking to have his 67-year jail term confirmed by the High Court revoked.

The legislator appeared before a three-judge bench of the Court of Appeal in what appeared to be his final attempt to convince the Judges to save him from going back to prison and losing his Parliamentary post.

The MP informed the Appellate Court justices, through his lawyers Otiende Amolo and Elisha Ongoya, that the Ksh.313 million that formed the foundation of his conviction and subsequent sentence was properly paid out to him and Wakhungu.

Waluke said he was unfairly convicted and that his case was misinterpreted, and that the heavy sentence of 67 years in prison was politically motivated.

The money in question, according to the Sirisia legislator, was paid properly following an arbitral verdict confirmed by the High Court against the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) for breach of contract.

Through his lawyers, the Sirisia MP urged the Appellate court to determine whether payment of monies made pursuant to court proceedings arising from an arbitral award and payment made pursuant to a garnishee order can sustain a criminal charge and conviction.