The family of inmate John Agou has appealed to the President to pardon him.
John Agou is one of the 16 people who were sentenced to life in prison for their role in the loss of $14 million and another 30 million pounds in the Office of the President.
In September, the life sentence was reduced for some; and six others acquitted of the corruption charges. On Wednesday this week, everyone was pardoned except John Agou and it is not clear why. “My husband is sick with chronic…ulcers and he needs to get medical attention,” says Susan Anyieth, wife to Agou. “I’d like to take this opportunity to appeal to the President, Salva Kiir Mayardit, to pardon my husband like everyone else.”
John Agou is a businessman and owner of Click Technologies Limited.
Three months ago, the Supreme Court reduced his sentence to 14 years. The release brings to 15 all the individuals released after six of them were acquitted by the Supreme Court in September.
Four of those who were freed this week are Kenyan nationals, who were Agou’s employees.
They are Anthony Mwadime, Ravi Ramesh, Boniface Muriuki and Anthony Keya.
The rest include Ring Ajing Juuk, Anna Kalisto Ladu, Kur Ayuen Kou, Francis Yatta Justin, and Yel Luol. Mr. Luol’s sentence of nine years has been remitted on the grounds that he should pay back the money through civil proceedings.
Kenyan media reports suggest that they were freed following intervention by President Uhuru Kenyatta after recent talks with President Salva Kiir. eyeradio.org