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Sirirsia MP found guilty in KSH 297 corruption case

Sirisia Member of parliament John Waluke has found himself in murky waters after Magistrate Elizabeth Juma found him guilty in a multimillion maize graft case.

While delivering her ruling, Magistrate Juma said the prosecution had given the courts enough evidence to tie Waluke to the KSH 297 million maize scandal. She revealed that she would deliver her final ruling on Thursday, the 25th of June 2020. Before her judgment, she instructed the police to take him to the Kileleshwa Police Station for remand.

However, Magistrate Juma acquitted Waluke of two other charges leveled against him, including his uttering a false document.  In 2018, the MP was charged with forgery and fraudulent acquisition of public properties.

Sirirsia MP found guilty in KSH 297 corruption case
Sirirsia MP found guilty in KSH 297 corruption case

Forged documents involving the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).

According to the prosecutor, Waluke, on the 24th of February 2009, presented forged invoices worth KSH 114.6 million. At the time, he was the director of Erad Supplies and General Contracts Limited. Additionally, he was also facing a charge on acquiring public property through fraudulent means.

Alongside the MP, Grace Sarapy Wakhungu was also facing the charges on document forgery. The two forged documents were showing that they had stored maize in a South African warehouse. They were trying to justify a claim from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) worth ksh 500 million.

This was when NCPB floated a tender in 2004  in the acquisition of 180,000 tonnes of white maize. Waluke and Wakhungu were business partners at the Erad Supplies and General Contracts Limited. They were to supply 40,000 metric tonnes at the price of KSH 22,000 per tonne. However, the company did not deliver any maize after some disagreements between NCPB and the firm.

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