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Kenyan MP John Waluke found guilty in $3m fraud case
A Kenyan MP has been found guilty for defrauding a government agency of $3m (£2.4m) in a case involving a cancelled tender for the purchase of maize for famine relief.
could lose his seat if sentenced to more than six months
His business associate, Grace Wakhungu – the mother of a former cabinet minister – was also found guilty.
The pair is being held at a police station in the capital, Nairobi, awaiting sentencing on Thursday.
Their company was paid the amount after accusing the National Cereals and Produce Board of breaching a contract in 2004. The court was told that they used false testimony and forged documents.