7 suspects found guilty over Bungoma wheelbarrow scandal


7 suspects found guilty over Bungoma wheelbarrow scandal
Some of the Bungoma wheelbarrows that were purchased at a cost of Ksh.109,320 each in 2015. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Kakamega Senior Magistrate Bildard Ochieng on Thursday ruled that the accused persons remain in police custody until June 11 when they will be sentenced.
  • They include; Juma Matsanza, Howard Lukadilu, Oscar Onyango, Ayub Tuvaka, Arlington Shikuku, Jackline Nanjala and Reuben Cheruiyot.
  • The seven, who were members of the county tendering committee, are said to have colluded and procured 9 wheelbarrows at a cost of Ksh.109,320 each.

Seven suspects who are facing corruption charges over the Bungoma wheelbarrow scandal have been found guilty.

Kakamega Senior Magistrate Bildard Ochieng on Thursday ruled that the accused persons remain in police custody until June 11 when they will be sentenced.

They include; Juma Matsanza, Howard Lukadilu, Oscar Onyango, Ayub Tuvaka, Arlington Shikuku, Jackline Nanjala and Reuben Cheruiyot.

The seven, who were members of the county tendering committee, are said to have colluded and procured 9 wheelbarrows at a cost of Ksh.109,320 each in 2015.

The purchase of the wheelbarrows caused national outrage, with then Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka, who is now the Senate Speaker, claiming that they were “non-carcinogenic.”

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