Court blocks MP John Walukhe from travelling to the US, says he is a convict

Court blocks MP John Walukhe from travelling to the US, says he is a convict

File image of Sirisia Member of Parliament John Walukhe. PHOTO| COURTESY

Justice Esther Maina in her ruling said the MP is a convict and therefore cannot be granted the passport to travel out of the country.

The High Court has declined to release Sirisia Member of Parliament John Walukhe's passport to allow him travel to the United States.

Walukhe wanted his travel document released to him to allow him attend official duty in the US.

Justice Esther Maina in her ruling said that the MP is a convict and therefore cannot be granted the passport to travel out of the country.

Waluke was sentenced to 10 years in prison with an option of paying a fine of Ksh.727 million for defrauding the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) of Ksh.313 million.

The MP was charged alongside Wakhungu, who was also handed a 10-year jail term with the option of paying a Ksh.707 million fine.

The two are shareholders of Erad Supplies & General Contracts Limited (Erad), the company through which they were supposed to supply 40,000 metric tonnes of maize to NCPB in 2004.