Nakuru Town West Member of Parliament, Samuel Arama, has been jailed for six months.
The legislator was found guilty of fraud by the court and received a sentence. However, he was offered the option of paying a Ksh1.5 million fine.
Arama was found guilty of abusing his position and authority to illegally acquire a plot of land in Nakuru Municipality Block 6/95 by displacing Muhammad Nisar Ahmed.
He was accused of conspiring with four other people to defraud Nisar by evicting him from the premises between August 3 and August 11, 2015.
The MP and his co-accused are alleged to have forged a land sale agreement in respect to a piece of land belonging to Nisar while purporting to have been signed by a Yusufu Mustafah Ratemo.
During the hearing of the case, it emerged that the document which claimed the MP had bought the parcel of land from Ratemo at a cost of Ksh.60 million, was not authentic. The court heard that the latter was not the owner of the land in question.
Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) urged three High Court judges to permanently block the MP from holding any public office after his conviction in the graft case.
The anti-graft told Judges David Majanja, Murungi Thande and Enock Chacha Mwita to bar Arama and any other politician with integrity issues from presenting themselves for elections.
“Arama has been convicted in a Ksh60 million land fraud case and should not be allowed to contest any elective seat,” the EACC stated.
The three judges were appointed by Chief Justice Martha Koome to determine whether politicians with integrity issues should be allowed to contest for any elective seat in the August 9, General Elections and future polls.