A court in Nairobi has sentenced former powerful cabinet minister in the Moi government Mr. John Cheruiyot.
Mr. Cheruiyot, who was minister for Cooperatives Development in the last Moi government, Â was sentenced to six months in jail for failing to pay businessman Antony Lang’o a Ksh 2 million debt. He had been playing hide and seek with the police since January when a warrant of arrest was issued against him.
He pleaded for leniency, saying he is no longer the ‘man of means’ he used to be.
â€œHe has not shown any commitment at all to honour the debt despite the numerous times he has been accommodated by the court. I hereby order that he be committed to civil jail for a period of six months,â€ she said.