Ex-Town Clerk John Gakuo, Jailed For Stealing Cemetery Land, Dies In Jail - DAILY UPDATES

Ex-Town Clerk John Gakuo, Jailed For Stealing Cemetery Land, Dies In Jail


Ex-Town Clerk John Gakuo, Jailed For Stealing Cemetery Land, Dies In Jail

The former Nairobi Town Clerk John Gakuo has died in Mbagathi Hospital where he was rushed to from jail after falling ill. The former civil servant's lawyer Asa Nyakundi confirmed the death and said his body has since been moved to a mortuary.
John Gakuo, together with former Local Government Permanent Secretary Sammy Kirui, was sentenced to three years in jail in connection with the purchase of a cemetery land. He was charged with abuse of office in the purchase of some cemetery land valued at close to Sh290 million.
John Gakuo had applied to be released on bail from jail citing ill health but the application was rejected and an appeal was to be heard on Wednesday. The appeal should have been heard last week but the presiding judge was absent at that time.
It is said that John Gakuo was moved to a maximum prison facility after he was found hiding a phone against prison rules.
Rest in peace.

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