Sirisia MP John Waluke found guilty in Ksh.297M maize fraud case


irisia Mp John Koi Waluke
FILE PHOTO | Sirisia Mp John Koi Waluke arraigned in a Nairobi Court over alleged graft. Photo/Agnes Oloo

Sirisia MP John Waluke has been found guilty in the Ksh. 297million maize fraud case.

The trial magistrate Elizabeth Juma ruled that prosecution had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.

She directed that he be remanded at Kileleshwa Police Station until Thursday for sentencing.

However Waluke was acquitted of two counts among them uttering a false document.

According to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution, the case has taken less than 2 years to conclude.

“This is among the first cases approved for prosecution by DPP Noordin Haji upon taking office in April 2018,” the ODPP said on Twitter.

The MP was charged alongside Grace Wakhungu and Erad Suppliers Ltd.

Waluke is a co-director of the company alongside Grace Wakhungu.

They were charged over a contract that the company won to supply 40,000 tonnes of maize to the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).

According to the prosecution, the duo fraudulently acquired the money as costs of storage purportedly incurred by Chelsea Freight, loss of profits and interest.

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