Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi has been forced to distance himself from the much-publicized Sh313 million maize scandal. The scandal which on Friday saw Sirisia MP, Mr. Waluke sentenced by a Nairobi court
The prominent lawyer was named as one of the main beneficiaries of the scandal. The loud-mouthed lawyer was claimed to have received Sh40 million which was paid through the Ahmednasir and Abdikadir and Company Advocates.
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The accusation landed him in trouble with netizens, who went on a rampage on Twitter for being a key participant in the scandal.
This forced the vocal lawyer to come out to clear the air to Kenyans on his involvement. He came out fighting and claimed that he received the money for representing his clients in two applications filed before the appellate court. He was fairly earning fees as a lawyer
“I instructed to as lead lawyer to lead the lawyer on record in two applications before the Court of Appeal. I was successful in BOTH…I charged fees and WAS PAID. I have ZERO APOLOGY for that,” he wrote.
The matter has seen John Waluke, the Sirisia MP being handed an Sh727 million fine after he was found guilty of defrauding the NCPB and pocketing a fraction of the money through fraudulent ways
The Tangatanga MP appeared before Justice Elizabeth Juma. The court found him guilty of embezzling the funds through Erad Supplies and General Contracts Limited.
The court was informed that the MPs with others defrauded the National Cereals and Produce Board by claiming to be in a position to supply it with 40,000 metric tonnes of maize in 2004. The money was but was never delivered.
Mrs. Grace Wakhungu was charged alongside the MP. Justice Elizabeth Juma ruled that if the MP failed to pay the fine, he would be jailed for 10 years. On the other hand, Mrs. Wakhungu would go in for 10 years if she failed to pay a Sh707 million fine.
The two are expected to appeal the sentence