It's 39 years or over Sh1.5bn for Waluke, Wakhungu

Sirisia MP John Waluke (right) and businesswoman Grace Wakhungu when they appeared in an anti-corruption court in Nairobi for sentencing on June 25, 2020 after being found guilty of defrauding NCPB of over Sh313m in a maize scam. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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  • Mr Waluke and his firm Erad Supplies were directed to pay a fine of Sh727 million each or serve the jail term for receiving a fraudulent payment from NCPB, while Ms Wakhungu will have to part with Sh707 million or serve the jail term.
  • Mr Waluke becomes the fourth “big fish” to be tried and jailed for economic crimes in over two decades, after former Nairobi City town clerk John Gakuo, former Local Government permanent secretary  Sammy Kirui and former nominated senator Joy Gwendo.

Years of impunity, bribery and crookedness ended Thursday with the jailing of Sirisia MP John Waluke, ending one of the most dramatic corruption cases in the country’s history.

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