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Court Declines To Release Wakhungu To Seek Medical Attention

Sheila Mmbone

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Ms Grace Wakhungu got a blow after the High Court declined to release her to seek medical assistance.

Judge John Onyiengo implied that the issue of her poor healthcare be raised on August 7th during the hearing of her bail application.
Her lawyer, Paul Muite, said she will be be marking her 80th birthday in the next two weeks.
State counsel Alexander Muteti opposed the request saying it was a fishing expedition.
He added that the state will be opposing the bail application adding that the case proceedings of the trial court are huge.
The two convictd intend to appeal against the whole judgement of the lower court.
” The issue of her being unwell never arose at the trial court or during the sentencing.We opposed granting the prayer sought. Covid-19 situation is in and outside the prison. In prison she can be isolated just like in her home,” Mr Muteti said.
Ms Wakhungu and Mr Walukhe were sentenced on June 25 by the Anti-Corruption Court Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma who found them guilty of corruption charges involving the Sh.297 million maize scandal.

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