Sirisia Member of Parliament John Waluke is set to spend more days in prison after a Nairobi Court postponed his bailing hearing set for today.

Reports indicate that the court postponed the hearing due to a fumigation exercise being conducted today.

His co-accused Grace Wakhungu has aLso been affected by the same issue.

Following the spread of the corona virus in Kenya, courts have put in place several measures to prevent spread of the disease to those seeking court services.

Some of the measures include; regular fumigation, hearing of cases online, hearing of cases outside court and social distancing.

Waluke and Grace Sentenced

Waluke and Grace were in June found guilty of defrauding Sh300 million from the National Cereals and Produce Board in 2009.


The two were found guilty of various offences, each carrying sentences of between one to seven years, with varied fines all summing up to Sh707,725,562 for Wakhungu and Sh727,725,562 for Waluke.

According to the court, the two would be required to serve a jail term of 69 and 67 years respectively should they fail to raise the set bail amount.

Following the ruling, the case was referred to as a huge milestone in the fight against graft, as Waluke was the first prominent leader to receive a hefty charge for the vice.