Cabinet Secretary's mother locked up over KES 10 million debt
18 August 2016, 10:43
Nairobi - Grace Sarapay Wakhungu, the mother to Environment Cabinet Secretary Judy Wakhungu has been remanded at the Langata Women's prison after she failed to raise a one million shillings surety bond.
The bond was given to her after she was charged in court over an unpaid bank loan amounting to KES 10 million.
Grace Sarapay Wakhungu was arrested while attending a wedding on Wednesday afternoon August 17, 2016 in Westlands Nairobi, following an arrest warrant issued against her.
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She was arraigned before Milimani court and was asked to explain why she should not be jailed for failing to settle the bank debt.
In a case filed against her in 2014 by Middle East Bank Kenya Limited seeking the court to compel her to pay the debt, the bank complained that the woman has never shown interest to pay.
The court has now directed her to settle the debt in one week's time or she be committed to a civil jail. She was given a KES 1 million surety bond. The case will be mentioned on August 24.
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