Sirisia MP John Waluke’s wife has angered Kenyans on social media after she sent an appeal to the public to help the family raise the Sh727 million fine slapped on her husband by the court.
Waluke was handed the hefty fine by Chief Magistrate Elizabeth Juma on Thursday after he was found guilty of defrauding the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) of Sh300 million.
He was sentenced alongside his co-accused Grace Wakhungu who was fined Sh707 million. The two will serve a jail term of seven years each if they fail to pay the fines.
To save her husband from going to jail, Waluke’s second wife Roselyn has pleaded with well-wishers to help the family raise the amount.
“You are aware of our problem and I thank those who have stood with us during this challenging time and kindly continue praying for us.”
“We are requesting for your financial assistance. Kindly channel your financial support to my number 0728732542 as we wait for an M-Pesa Paybill number,” she appealed as quoted by People Daily.
Her appeal was not received well by online users who have vowed not to contribute anything, saying Waluke should pay for his own sins.
“Waluke's wife should know that walikula pesa ya public, we can't add them more. Aende jela,” said Bushman.
“Did she tell us that her husband suddenly had money she couldn't tell where he got it from?? What you do in secret shall be made public!" noted NyarMkamba