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What the top court said just before rendering a historic decision in the Kshs 588M Waititu case

Just hours after Silisia Member of Parliament Hon. John Waluke was dealt a devastating blow when the Court of Appeal decided that he should serve the 57-year prison sentence he was given in connection with the Maize Scandal case of 2009, the High Court of Kenya, through Judge Weldon Korir, ruled this afternoon that the case brought by former Kiambu Governor Hon. Ferdinand Waititu was political and lacked sufficient evidence.

The Judge noted in the ruling he delivered on Thursday that the High Court does not have the authority to initiate an investigation into whether Waititu's property was legitimate or not after learning that the petitioner in Waititu's case had filed an untrue document as evidence.

"His case was dropped after the prosecution failed to table evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that Waititu embezzled public funds through proxies and kickbacks. The former county boss, who was impeached in January 2020, had been charged with the irregular award of a Ksh.588 million road tender," reported.

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