It's been a few months since the new president William Ruto and as observed, there have been some changes. On Thursday, the high court gave a rather unusual ruling for fraud charges in relation to an MP in one of the most dramatic corruption cases in the nation.
Sirisia MP John Waluke lost an appeal in Sh297 million NCPB fraud case. The High Court of Kenya Judge Esther Maina ordered him to either pay a hefty sum of Sh1 billion fine or serve 67 years in jail. Mr. Waluke and Ms. Grace Wakhungu's appeal against their conviction and sentence in connection with the Sh297 million maize scandal was denied by Justice Esther Maina.
She then ruled that Mr. Waluke will serve 67 years of jail time while Ms. Grace Wakhungu will settle for 69 years. It's been long since the court ruled against a top leader in the country in relation to graft charges and this seems to serve as a warning for other top government officials who use the power bestowed upon them by the people wrongfully.
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