- Major Ibrahim Juma Wasike
- A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer
- Major Ibrahim Juma Wasike appears before a court martial sitting at Lang’ata Barracks on January 20, 2023.
A Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) officer was on Friday sentenced to five years and eight months in prison after being found guilty of recruitment malpractices.
Major Ibrahim Juma Wasike was found guilty of two counts, in a sentencing carried out by a court martial sitting at Lang’ata Barracks comprising senior military officers and presided over by Makadara Law Courts Principal Magistrate Agnes Wahito.
“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 Ksh.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,” KDF said in a statement.
“On the second count, the accused was convicted of colluding with Job Lukale Maina alias Joseph Adiedo Mola for obtaining from Mr. Colley Njeru Ksh.60,263 via M–Pesa 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.”
Major Wasike was granted 21 days to appeal the sentence of two years and ten months on each count which shall run concurrently.