Four Kenyans released from South Sudan expected back home today

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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,6TH DEC 2017- Four Kenyans jailed for life in South Sudan   who were released  are expected home  today ( Wednesday) .The four had been accused for defrauding  the government  of the youngest nation on the continent.

The release of the four  Mr Ravi Ramesh, Mr Boniface Muriuki , Mr Anthony Keya and Antoney Mwadime  were sentenced to life imprisonment over  alleged embezzlement of government funds.

They will be received by Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary Monica Juma  upon their release  who is  currently in South Sudan

The  decision to set them free came after President Salva Kiir Mayadit held talks with  his Kenyans counterpart  Uhuru Kenyatta close to two weeks ago.

The accused were serving in different capacities as business men while others were officials in the South Sudan government .John Agou was a business man and also  a senior security officer in President Kiir’s office and his wife Anyeth Chat Bol.

The two founded the business Click Technologies, which  supplied electronics to the Juba government and employed the four Kenyans.

Mr Agou, the court found, conspired with his employees to swindle the Office of the President and other ministries, by receiving payments for phantom deliveries.

Family Members

Family members of the accused four had  on several occasions urged   the government and the United Nations Human Rights Council to intervene and have them freed.

 

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