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BREAKING: Sirisia MP Waluke Fined 594 Million or Seven Years in Prison

PatienceC 06/25/2020

View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Sirisia Member of Parliament John Waluke and fellow Erad Suppliers Ltd director Grace Wakhungu have been fined 594 million each or face seven years in prison for defrauding the NCPB

On Monday, Waluke alongside mother to former cabinet secretary Jude Wakhungu, Wakhungu were found guilty of defrauding the National Cereals and Produce Board 297 million .

The two had been detained at Kileleshwa Police Station awaiting sentencing on Thursday where they appeared at Kilimani Court where after listening to submissions from all the parties judge Elizabeth Juma ordered them to pay the double the amount they got from NCPB. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

Their lawyers Dunstan Omari and Cliff Ombeta had begged the court not to sentence the pair to a jail term. Ombeta said Waluke in particular had many dependents.

“If you lock him up, his salary is not there anymore…College children will stop their education... Young grandchildren won’t have their grandfather’s advice. You have been given medical reports …We are saying you look at him sympathetically,” Ombeta said.

“The conviction has deflated Waluke. The confidence is no longer there. He is a broken man…He has accepted the findings but wants to plead with you to exercise your mercy...He has regretted that these events came to pass. Look at him with mercy,” he added. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.

On his end Omari said Waluke a former Kenya army officer had served the country well and even played a role in averting the 1982 coup. He urged the court to lenient with him.

“We will be exposing Waluke to COVID- 19...He also saved former President Moi in 1982 coup .There's a general feeling that he is an MP and therefore can do what he wants… Let it go on record that the alleged offence was committed when he was not an MP,” he stated.

Waluke is a pro-William Ruto Mp.

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Top Comments
FredKhaemba_03 · 06/25/2020
what wakuke did was nothing compared to what waiguru did ,I just can't place justice in the world to day,,
KIDALIAMUYUNZU · 06/25/2020
If all cases of corruption had taken these trend Kenyans could be having a better life,land,food,health,education and hope for the future.
+254-79241**** · 06/25/2020
I new it.hii ni kutisha Western #the of liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of tyrants n Patriots. #waluke is a patriot
+254-77445**** · 06/25/2020
my friend Ombeta by the time he was stealing you were not there so stop giving us Soo much excuses let him pay or face the sentence nonsense lack of credibility lawyer so wacha maneno

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