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DP Ruto allies hold prayers for jailed Sirisia MP John Waluke

A section of political allied to Deputt President William Ruto on Sunday, July 19 held a prayer meeting for jailed Sirisia MP John Waluke.

Among those who attended the service include former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale who announced on Twitter that he will be gracing the prayer meeting.

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“On my way to attend a church service in Sirisia early this morning (for our, incarcerated brother Hon Waluke),” read part of Khalwale’s post on Twitter.

Late last month, Waluke was sentenced to seven years in prison or pay a fine of KSh 727 million after he was found guilty of defrauding the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) 313 million.

John Waluke
Sirisia MP John Waluke in court Photo: Courtesy

However, the MP appealed against the sentencing, and filed a 30-point document detailing inconsistencies and lack of independence in arriving at the guilty verdict.

Waluke claimed that critical witnesses were never called to testify in the case that was heard within two years, further saying that the anti-corruption court failed the test of impartiality and independence claiming that politics played part in the conviction and sentencing.

Waluke’s lawyers also allege that Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma’s Court ignored evidence from the defense, and that there lacked sufficient evidence to prove fraud.

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Reports indicate no fines have been deposited yet.

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