WALUKE FINED

Sirisia MP John Waluke sentenced to 7 years in jail or pay Ksh.594M fine

In Summary

  • Waluke and Wakhungu pocketed Ksh.313 without supplying maize to NCB in 2004.
  • Waluke and his co-accused charged with forgeries, evidence from South African company confirms.
  • MP John Waluke found guilty of three counts including; acquiring public property while Grace Sarapay Wakhungu was convicted on five charges.
  • John Koyi Waluke has been sentenced to seven years in prison or pay a fine of Ksh.594 million for defrauding the NCPB.

The MP was charged alongside Grace Sarapay Wakhungu, who also handed the same sentence.

Through the company, they were supposed to supply 40,000 metric tonnes of maize to NCPB in 2004 pocketing Ksh.313 million and never supplied the maize.

Later the company successfully moved to court and sued NCPB claiming that by the time the tender was being cancelled, it already had the maize procured from Ethiopia and that it was being stored in Djibouti, by Chelsea Freight, a South African firm for a period of of four months.

NCPB’s efforts to oppose the adoption of the award were unsuccessful and Erad swiftly moved to execute the orders.

JIBAMBE.COM shows that as the execution process was ongoing, EACC was conducting investigations to establish whether the award was fraudulently obtained using false documents.

DPP’s office intervened and the accused persons were arraigned in court in August 2018.

MP John Waluke was found guilty of three counts including; acquiring public property to wit Ksh.297,386,505.00 contrary to Section 45(1) (a) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003 and fraudulently acquiring public property to wit, Ksh.13,364,671.40 contrary to Section 45(1) (a) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act,2003.

He was also convicted for fraudulently acquiring public property to wit, USD 24,032.00 (Ksh.2,475,295.00) contrary to Section 45(1) (a) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003.

She was also found guilty of Perjury contrary to Section 108 (1) as read with Section 36 of the Penal Code for lying on oath during the arbitral proceedings.

Ms. Wakhungu was also convicted for fraudulently acquiring public property to wit Ksh.297,386,505.00 contrary to Section 45(1) (a) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003 and fraudulently acquiring public property to wit, Ksh.13,364,671.40 contrary to Section 45(1) (a) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act,2003.

She was also found guilty of fraudulently acquiring public property to wit, USD 24,032.00 (Ksh.2,475,295.00) contrary to Section 45(1) (a) as read with Section 48(1) of the Anti-Corruption and Economic Crimes Act, 2003

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