John Waluke's firm 'forged papers' to show maize stored in S. Africa

Sirisia MP John Waluke and business partner Grace Sarapy Wakhungu in a Nairobi court on January 29 during the hearing of a case in which they are charged with fraudulently receiving over Sh300 million from the NCPB. PHOTO| DENNIS ONSONGO | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Erad Supplies & General Contractors Ltd was contracted to supply 40,000 metric tonnes at $229 per tonne and was obliged to ship the maize to the Mombasa port within four weeks from the date of signing the contract.

  • But a dispute later arose between NCPB and Erad. Ultimately, no maize was delivered and Erad referred the disagreement to an arbitrator.

Sirisia MP John Waluke and his business associate Grace Sarapy Wakhungu forged documents to show that they stored maize in a South African warehouse as part of a ploy to justify a Sh500 million claim from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) in a 2004 scandal that haunts taxpayers to date.

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