John Waluke ordered to pay Ksh.1 billion or serve 57-year jail term

High Court has dealt a major blow, Sirisya Member of Parliament John Waluhe in his appeal to have graft charges thwarted.

Justice Esther Maina ordered Waluke to pay Ksh.1 billion fine or serve 57 years in prison in a ruling delivered Thursday.

Waluke was found guilty in June 2020 of defrauding the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) Ksh.297 million.

In accordance with the Kenyan law, the MP is most likely to lose his seat because the jail term exceeds six months.

He, however, has a window to appeal the High Court decision

Waluke successfully secured a re-election on  a Jubilee party ticket in the August 9 General Election

He garnered 16,461 votes against Ford-Kenya candidate Nasiuma Wafula’s 8,811 votes.

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