South Korean Ex-President in Jail for 24 Years over Corruption

By Juma Fred / April 7, 2018


South Korean impeached President Park Geun-Hye was on Friday sent to prison for 24 years over corruption and Kenyans can’t stop asking when that will happen in Kenya.

The former head of state was found guilty of corruption charges including coercion and misuse of power.

The court also fined her 18 billion dollars in her absentia as she was not in court during her verdict.

According to Judge Kim Se-yoon, the former President did not show any sign of repentance after causing ‘massive chaos’ in the country and that he could not help but ‘sternly hold her accountable’

The South Korea’s presidential residence issued a statement after the sentence calling it a ‘heartbreaking event for the nation’ adding that ‘a history that is not remembered is bound to be repeated.’

The sentencing came just hours after another former President of Brazil, Lula da Silva was sentenced to 12 years in jail and has been given until Friday afternoon to present himself to the federal police. According to Brazilian laws, Da Silva will not be handcuffed and will be placed in a separate jail upon his arrest.

In South Africa, things are not so good for the former President Jacob Zuma whose trial kicked off on Friday following his involvement into a multi-billion dollar arms deal. Mr. Zuma had prevented the case while he was still serving as President but with powers having flown through the window, chances of him being convicted are high.

In Zimbabwe, the former First Lady Grace Mugabe might soon land into a hot soup as the police in that country close in on her following her involvement into ivory smuggling. Early this year, her Phd was nullified after it was found out that she never attended any class and that it was fake.



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