Four Kenyans jailed in Juba over corruption finally released
Four Kenyans who had been jailed in the South Sudanese capital Juba since 2015 have finally been released, according to Kenyan media.
Anthony Mwadime, Ravi Ramesh, Boniface Muriuki, Anthony Keya and 12 other South Sudanese nationals had been sentenced to 72 years in jail for alleged embezzlement of government funds.
The four were employees of Click Technologies, a technology retailer that sold electronic equipment including cameras to the State that was owned by John Agou, a former South Sudanese security officer in President Kiir’s office.
South Sudanese authorities on Tuesday agreed to finally release the four Kenyans who are expected to return to their country on Wednesday.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta had negotiated for the release of the four men from Juba with his President Kiir.
The families of the four had appealed to the Kenyan government to intervene.