Major Ibrahim Juma Wasike, a Kenya Defence Forces Officer has today, 20th January 2023 been sentenced to five years and eight months in prison by a Court Martial sitting at Lang’ata Barracks after being found guilty of recruitment malpractices.
The Court Martial, comprising Senior Military Officers and presided over by Principal Magistrate of Makadara Law Courts Agnes Wahito, found Major Ibrahim Juma Wasike guilty of two counts.
The first count is committing a civil offence contrary to section 133 (1) (b) of the KDF Act, obtaining by false pretence contrary to section 313 of the penal code. Major Wasike on this count was convicted of colluding with one Job Lukale Maina alias Joseph Adiedo Mola to obtain one hundred thousand shillings (Kshs. 100,000/=) in cash from Mr. Colley Njeru in the false pretense that he was in a position to recruit Mr. Kevin Gitonga Munene into the KDF during the February 2021 recruitment exercise.
On the second count, the accused was convicted of colluding with Job Lukale Maina alias Joseph Adiedo Mola for obtaining from Mr. Colley Njeru sixty thousand two hundred and sixty-three shillings (Kshs. 60,263/=) via MPESA in the false pretense that he was in a position to recruit Mr. Kevin Gitonga Munene into the KDF during the February 2021 recruitment exercise.
The sentence of two years and ten months on each count shall run concurrently, with the accused granted 21 days to launch an appeal.