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Thursday June 25, 2020 – Sirisia MP, John Waluke’s troubles have just begun after the court found him guilty of serious corruption.
This is after anti-graft agency, EACC, went after his wealth in a bid to recover the Sh300 million that the MP looted.
Waluke and Grace Wakhungu, the mother of former Environment CS Judy Wakhungu, are to be sentenced on Thursday in a decision expected to shake the country’s political elite and graft barons.
Grace is a sister to former Vice President Moody Awori who was recently tapped by President Uhuru Kenyatta to serve as a member of the Sports, Art and Social Development Fund Board.
Her daughter, Professor Wahkungu, is Kenya’s Ambassador to France.
The graft trial that took less than two years may cost Waluke, an ardent supporter of Deputy President William Ruto, his parliamentary seat if he is sentenced to more than six months.
The two have been held at Kileleshwa Police Station since Monday after they were found guilty.
According to sources, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission is going for the assets of the two as the Government moves to make corruption a painfully expensive affair.
EACC Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak said that the two will pay dearly for stealing from the public as the Sh313 million that they were paid fraudulently from the public coffers must be refunded.
“We will file for a recovery of the money from the assets they have accumulated.”
“We will also freeze their accounts because they stole from the public,” Mbarak stated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST