Nakuru Town west member of parliament Samuel Arama has filed an appeal against decision of the Anti-corruption court to fine him sh1.5 million or serve a six years jail term over a sh60 million land fraud. Arama wants the high court to overturn the ruling rendered by senior principal magistrate Victor Wakumile, who convicted him fir corruption.
Justice Esther Maina yesterday directed Arama's lawyer Kelvin Onyango to file the record of appeal Within 14 Days so that the prosecution can respond.
The matter will be mentioned filling of the documents. In the appeal, Arama wants the court to overturn's decision saying the magistrate erred in convincing and sentencing him without considering his defence evidence in totality.
Hon. Samuel Arama has been very vocal and controversial during the August 9 general elections he is a strong ally of president William Ruto. It's now a matter of wait and see what happens in the coming months if the High court will overturn his jail or not.
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