In the first count, Major Juma was found guilty for 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.
He was convicted of colluding with one Job Lukale Maina alias Joseph Adiedo Mola to obtain one hundred thousand shillings (Kshs. 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.
On the second count, the accused was convicted of colluding with Job Lukale Maina alias Joseph Adiedo Mola for obtaining from Mr. Colley Njeru sixty thousand two hundred and sixty-three shillings (Kshs. 60,263/=) via MPESA 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.
The sentence of two years and ten months on each count shall run concurrently, with the accused granted 21 days to launch an appeal.
The Court Martial hears cases involving the Military officers as they a serving military officer cannot be charged in civilian courts.
Under the Armed Forces Act a magistrate appointed by the Chief Justice normally handles matters upon request by the military.