Our leaders are squandering so much that the high court is also not taking it anymore.An MP received a big blow recently when the High Court refused to quash and prohibit further prosecution of the alleged corrupt criminals before the Trial Court.
Sirisia MP John Waluke and his business associate are in deep trouble over the loss of Sh313 million at National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB).
The three, through lawyer Nelson Havi, moved to court under a certificate of urgency seeking orders to prohibit the commencement of the hearing of the proceedings before Milimani Chief Magistrate’s Anti-Corruption Court where they are facing several corruption-related charges.
However Justice Hedwig Ong’udi declined to issue ex-parte orders stopping the case against the lawmaker, Grace Wakhungu and Erad Supplies & General Contracts Limited before the court. “I have considered the application and decline to grant any ex-parte orders because the petitioner had all the time to file this application but chose to file it today when the hearing is before trial court,” he said.
Waluke is said to be a shareholder of Erad Supplies.In August, they were charged with altering a false document to an arbitrator being an invoice for $1.1 million (Sh110 million) as evidence in an arbitration between NCPB and Erad Supplies and General Contracts Limited.
The three also want the entire charge sheet quashed and an order prohibiting the respondents from proceeding with their prosecution.
The judge ordered the applicants to serve the respondents before the hearing of the main petition on January 24.