Kenya Jails MP Involved in One of 'Most Dramatic' Graft Cases

Sirisia MP John Waluke and his co-accused Grace Wakhungu have been found guilty of defrauding a state agency. Their sentence follows a conviction after the prosecution proved the two irregularly received about U.S.$3 million from the National Cereals and Produce Board in 2004. Waluke becomes the fourth "big fish" to be convicted 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.

Sirisia MP John Waluke (right) and businesswoman Grace Wakhungu when they appeared in an anti-corruption court in Nairobi for sentencing on June 25.

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