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Wakhungu: EACC paid witness a stipend in court case against us.

The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has been accused of bribing a witness from South Africa who was instrumental in building the case for the prosecution against Sirisia MP John Waluke and Grace Wakhungu over a fraud case worth Sh297 million.

In an appeal slated to be heard this week, Ms. Wakhungu, through her lawyers, alleges that Mr. Leon Maynard who is a director at Chelsea Freight, was lured with a stipend to testify against her and her co-accused.

A report published in the Business Daily reveals that the witness had, in his testimony, admitted that besides the air ticket and accommodation, the graft agency had offered him security and a stipend. Wakhungu says that the payments provide substansive motive to fix her and Walukhe and laments that the payments were not disclosed during the trial.

Ms. Wakhunge and her co-accused – Sirisia MP John Walukhe – were handed a cumulative of 67 years in jail or to pay a fine of over 1 billion shillings after they were found guilty in a fraud case involving a company registered under the name Erad General Suppliers where the two are listed as directors.