High Court Judge, Sylvester Kalembera has sentenced former Judiciary Spokesperson Mlenga Mvula to 30 months in prison.
His co-accused, United Methodist Church Pastor Daniel Mhone has been given a two year suspended sentence
The two were found guilty of corruptly soliciting money and other favors in the names of High Court Judges and the Attorney General’s office.
They were answering three counts of obtaining money by false pretences contrary to Section 319 of the Penal Code, two Counts of Forgery contrary to section 356 of the Penal Code, two Counts of Uttering a false document and one count of abuse of office contrary to section 25B (1) of the Corrupt Practices Act.
Mvula was in September 2017 arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) following reports that he corruptly solicited money and other favours from the United Methodist Church in the names of High Court judges and the Attorney General’s office.
ACB spokesperson, Egritta Ndala, said Mvula solicited up to K10.7 million from Reverend Daniel Mhone and other two senior members of the church, promising that he would influence the outcome of a case between one Reverend Jawati and the church in question.