Friday June 26, 2020 – The Judiciary has come out to clarify the number of years it jailed Sirisia MP, John Waluke, and businessman Grace Wakhungu for stealing Sh 313 million from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).
On Thursday, Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma made her ruling but it was not clear whether the sentences meted to Waluke and Grace Wakhungu, the directors of Erad Supplies, would run concurrently or consecutively.
Juma asked Walukhe and Wakhungu to pay a combined fine of about Sh2 billion or a specified number of years in prison after they were found guilty of defrauding a State agency.
Though many Kenyans did not understand the statement, Juma in a statement on Friday, said if the fines she set are not paid, the two convicts will serve their own terms and if the company does not pay its own fine, then the Directors will serve the sentence on its behalf plus their own.
The Magistrate said the cumulative jail terms will come to 69 years for Wakhungu and 67 years for Waluke.
But Waluke and Wakhungu’s team of lawyers are in the process of preparing an appeal before the 14 days set by the law lapse.
The Kenyan DAILY POST