Sunday, July 25, 2021

Sirisia MP John Waluke slapped with a 7-year jail sentence

Milimani Law Court has sentenced Sirisia Member of Parliament (MP) John Waluke 7-years in jail or an alternative Ksh 594 million fine.

John Waluke was slapped with the sentence and fine after it was established that he had defrauded NCPB Ksh 313 million.

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His co-accused Grace Wakhungu has also been served with the same sentence with the Judge taking into consideration they are first time offenders.

The two who are also directors of Erad Supplies and General Contracts Limited were sourced to supply 40,000 tonnes of relief food and even pocketed the said amount but failed to do so.

It was later established that they did not have the resources to supply the maize before the contract was pulled out by NCPB.

Erad moved to court claiming they had already spent US Dollar 1 million to store the maize with a South African firm by the name Chelsea Freight.

They won the case after it was established that they indeed run into losses and that they were supposed to be compesated.

NCPB lost its battle to block the payment leading to the company assets being attached to pay off Ksh 313 million.

Investigations led EACC to sought answers in South Africa where they visited Chelsea Freight only to learn they never transacted with them.

In addition to that, EACC also learnt that the documents forwarded by Erad to as proof of transaction had been forged.

Berryl Achieng
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