By Kamadi Amata.
Sirisia MP John Waluke will serve a 67-year prison sentence after the High Court dismissed his appeal, ruling that the prosecution proved its case against him.
According to High Court Judge Esther Maina, the charges were proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and the sentencing is not excessive because it is within the law.
The MP is in his third term after being re-elected in the August General Election.
Waluke was contesting under a Jubilee Party ticket and got 16,461 votes, followed by Nasiuma Wafula (8,811) and Moses Nandalwe of ODM (3,521).
Justice Esther Maina said the charges against Waluke and Grace Wakhungu before trial Magistrate Elizabeth Juma were proved beyond reasonable doubt.
“The sentences were not excessive. They are within the law. Conviction and sentences affirmed,” the judge said.
Maina said Waluke and Wakhungu will have to pay the fines or serve the sentences. Wakhungu was sentenced to 69 years in prison.
The two are however, allowed to appeal the sentence within 14 days.