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Sirisia MP John Waluke found guilty of receiving Ksh 300M

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A Nairobi Court has on Monday found Sirisia MP John Waluke and his co-director Grace Wakhungu guilty of fraud charges totaling to Ksh 300 million.

The two will now spend three days at Kileleshwa Police Station before Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma delivers the verdict.

According to the court, the prosecution team produced enough evidence linking them to millions siphoned out of the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).

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In 2004, the two who manage Erad Supplies and General Contracts Ltd received Ksh 313 million being payments for breaching a contract they filed against NCPB.

The late Jacob Juma was also mentioned in the case as he was the third director who allegedly received Ksh 113 million.

The company is also accused of making away with million after they won a tender to supply 40,000 metric tonnes of relief food to hunger striken areas of the country.

To gain in the tender, they presented a false invoice amounting to Ksh 115,072,725 as cost incured in transporting the maize.

It was later discovered that another company by the name of Chelsea Freight actuaally transported the goods and earned Ksh 3,364,671.

NCPB in their defense failed to prove that the payment were fraudulently obtained by Erad Supplies and General Contracts.

Evidence provide by prosecution showed that they had infact obtained the tender illegally and dodged the evaluation stage.

Chelsea on the other hand denied having dealt with the company in any way meaning that the documents produced were illegal.

It is the wish of John Waluke not to be locked in as it will risk losing his seat as Member of Parliament.

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