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What Has Happened to Waluke Only Days After Pleading With Ruto to Help Him Get Free

Troubled Sirisia MP John Waluke and his co-accused Grace Wakhungu could be in more trouble after the latest court ruling regarding their ongoing case.

The two are accused of fraudulently acquiring Sh564 million from the NCPD via a maize deal, a case that has seen them spend time in and out of jail.

Three appellate court judges have ruled that the EACC can now use new evidence against them in its appeal against an earlier High Court ruling that the money paid to them was not a product of fraud.

While arguing it's case, EACC told Judges Hannah Okwengu, John Mativo and Weldon Korir that the new evidence was not available when the High Court approved the payment.

The anti-graft body now says that it has got hold of important documents from South Africa, contravening Waluke and Wakhungu's claims that they stored maize in a warehouse in the country.

The documents reportedly indicate that the two forged documents to prove their storage narrative.

In a virtual ruling, the three judges have confirmed accepting the new evidence, pointing out that the two are free to file their response in 15 days.

“That the affidavit of one Kipsang Sambai (EACC Investigator) together with the evidence received from South African Authorities attached thereto is hereby deemed as duly filed and served upon all the parties to this appeal," reads their ruling in part, as was seen by The Star.

The fresh trouble comes only days after Waluke pleaded with President William Ruto to help free him. He spoke while in the company of other Luhya leaders who met Ruto at the Kakamega State Lodge.

“The leader (name withheld for legal reasons) said he’d help me secure freedom. However, he later said his hands were tied, and that he had tried everything possible, but the judges refused to listen to his pleas. You (Ruto) are now the Head of State, and I believe you are in a great position to help me secure freedom. Please use your position to rescue me,” he said.

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