'Do Not Celebrate Fraudulent Convictions' LSK President Elaborates Court Mistakes In Waluke's Ruling
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The Sirisia Member of Parliament John Waluke was on Thursday night sentenced to a total of 52 years in prison or pay a fine of Ksh. 726 million after the court found him guilty of defrauding the National Cereal and Produce Board (NCPB).
The Sirisia MP and Grace Wakhungu were supposed to supply 40,000 metric tons of Maize to NCPB in 2004 which they did not thus pocketing 50 million and 40 million respectively from the 313 million Maize Scandal.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. The LSK President, Nelson Havi has termed Thursday's convictions fraudulent. He said that John Waluke and Grace Wakhungu contracted with NCPB which breached the contract where an arbitrator ordered the payment and the award was enforced by High Court.
Havi also asserted that the NCPB lost before the High Court and Court of Appeal and paid the decree. The LSK President then wondered how that could be a crime. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
"John Waluke and Grace Wakhungu contracted with NCPB. NCBP breached the contract. Arbitrator ordered payment. Award was enforced by High Court. NCPB lost before High Court and Court of Appeal and paid the decree. How can that be a crime? Do not celebrate fraudulent convictions." Said Nelson Havi, the LSK President.
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. John Waluke faces a reality of losing his seat in the National Assembly if he does not appeal in 14 days' time after the ruling.
With the LSK President terming the convictions fraudulent, there is probably more to be witnessed on the case if Waluke and his counterpart appeal. Meanwhile, share with us your thoughts on the matter.