Waluke appeals prison sentence over involvement in maize scam

Sirisia MP John Waluke and Sarapay at the court after they were found guilty

Sirisia MP John Waluke has appealed his 67-year prison sentence handed by Magistrate Elizabeth Juma at the Milimani law courts on June 25th over his involvement in the Kshs 297 maize scam. The Sirisia MP has moved to the appellate court citing contradictions and inconsistencies were present which undermined the prosecution’s case. He said the court didn’t give due diligence and analysis to the defence they cited as evidence during trial, adding that the Court erred by affirming that he committed a fraud without sufficient evidence to support that.

He also pointed out that critical witnesses were not called upon to testify. Waluke and Grace Wakhungu were both fined money amounting to at least Kshs 700 million each for their involvement in the maize scam, together with Erad Supplies and General Contractors where they were both co-directors.