The Director of Public Prosecution has moved to court seeking to overturn a High Court’s decision to release on bond graft convicts Sirisia MP John Waluke and his business associate Grace Wakhungu.
The DPP in a notice of appeal stated that he is dissatisfied with the decision made by Justice John Onyiego on September 30 releasing the graft convicts.
“Take notice that the DPP, being dissatisfied with the decision of the High Court intends to appeal to the Court of Appeal against the decision in which the court released each of the appellants on bail pending their appeal,” reads the notice served to Waleke's lawyers.
Waluke was freed on a Sh10 million cash bail or an alternative Sh20 million bond while the court ordered Wakhungu to pay Sh20 million cash bail or an alternative Sh30 million bond.
During the trial stage of the case, the court fined the convicts Sh2 billion. In default, Wakhungu was handed a 39-year sentence while the Sirisia MP was slapped with a 34-year sentence.
The high court ordered Wakhungu and Waluke to deposit their passports and travel documents in court, barring them from travelling out of the country without permission.