Represented by Lawyers Evans Ondieki, Samson Nyamberi, Cliff Ombeta, and Dunstan Omari, Sirisia MP John Waluke and co-accused Grace Wakhungu were on Thursday, June 25, fined Ksh727 million and Ksh707 million respectively, or serve 10 years in jail each upon default for fraudulently receiving Ksh297 million from the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB). Wakhungu was represented by Paul Muite among other lawyers.
With a sentence of 69 years for Wakhungu and 67 years for Waluke or a cumulative fine amounting to Ksh2.1 Billion, the National Assembly has relinquished Waluke from all leadership positions in the parliament committee. This has come as a major blow.
Alongside his sentencing, Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma had ordered that the conviction for Waluke be served to the speaker of the National Assembly and the Public Service Commission (PSC).
In a notice issued by the Majority Leader on the list of committee members, Waluke was omitted from the Committee on Implementation, a committee he had been a member of since 2017.
The legislator was also among the leaders who were ejected from various seats during the Jubilee Party purge in June 2020, which saw him removed as the vice-chairperson of the Administration and National Security committee.