Former Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) director Davy Koech will continue serving a six year jail term imposed by an anti-corruption magistrate's court after a judge declined to grant him a Sh4 million cash bail pending determination of his appeal.
He is serving his sentence at the Industrial Area Remand Prison.
Prof Koech had applied to be freed on bail as he awaits the outcome of his appeal against his conviction and sentencing for corruptly acquiring Sh19.3 million from public coffers.
But Justice Esther Maina dismissed the request saying: "After considering the application, this court finds that it is not merited. Parties are directed to file their submissions within 28 days so that we dispose [of] the appeal."
On September 15 last year, Mr Wakumile convicted Prof Koech after finding him guilty of three counts of fraud.
He had been charged that on August 17, 2006, he fraudulently acquired Sh800,000 from Kemri.
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