Tuesday June 23, 2020 – Sirisia MP, John Waluke, will remain in remand for four days after he was found guilty of corruption.
According to reports, Waluke, who is one of Deputy President William Ruto’s allies, was found guilty of fraud in a Ksh297 million maize scandal.
The lawmaker was taken in police custody and is awaiting sentencing on Thursday, June 25.
In her ruling, Magistrate Elizabeth Juma stated that the prosecution of the case had provided enough evidence warranting a guilty charge.
She further directed that Waluke be taken to Kileleshwa Police Station until his sentencing.
During the ruling, the Magistrate, however, acquitted him of two counts including his utterance of a false document.
The MP had in 2018 been charged with three counts of fraudulent acquisition of public property and forgery.
The prosecutor claimed on February 24th, 2009, Waluke, who was the director of Erad Supplies and General Contracts Limited, knowingly presented a false invoice for Ksh114.6 million.
He was also accused of fraudulently acquiring public property.
Waluke, who was charged alongside Grace Sarapy Wakhungu, was also accused of forging documents to show that they stored maize in a South African warehouse as part of a scheme to justify a Ksh 500 million claim from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).
The incident occurred in 2004 when NCPB floated a tender for the provision of 180,000 tonnes of white maize.
The two business partners, who are directors of Erad Supplies & General Contractors Ltd, were contracted to supply 40,000 metric tonnes at Ksh 22,900 per tonne.
However, no maize was delivered after a disagreement ensued between NCPB and the company.
The Kenyan DAILY POST