Warrant of arrest issued against MP Walukhe’s co-accused in graft case


Court has issued a warrant of arrest against the woman charged alongside Sirisia Member of Parliament John Walukhe with Sh 297 million graft.

Trial magistrate Elizabeth Juma issued the warrant after the accused, Grace Wakhungu failed to appear in court for judgment.

Her lawyer told the court that she unwell and requested for a four-day extension for the judgment to be issued, a request the court declined.

Trial magistrate Elizabeth Juma said that the accused person although sick has taken the court into circles adding that the investigating officer can check the authenticity of the medical reports tabled before the court.

Walukhe is charged with making a false invoice worth Sh 114,600,000 as a director of Erad Supplies and General Contractors as evidence to support a maize storage claim by Chelsea Freights.

He was also charged with fraudulently acquiring Sh 297 from the public as the cost of storing the 40,000 tonnes of maize, which was to be supplied to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).

The court will deliver the judgment Monday 22nd.