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Kapoko Jailed for 18 Years for Corruption

The corruption famous former Ministry of Health Human Resources Director Henry Kapoko has been jailed for 18 years for theft of over K6 million.

Kapoko has been jailed alongside four others by Principal Magistrate Exnobert Zulu for one of the biggest public servant crimes of the modern times.

Below is the full statement from the Anti-Corruption Commission:

KAPOKO, FOUR OTHERS JAILED 18 YEARS FOR CORRUPTION AND THEFT INVOLVING K6 MILLION

The Lusaka Magistrates Court has sentenced Henry Kapoko, former Ministry of Health Chief Human Resources Officer and four others to 18 years imprisonment with hard labour each for corruption, money laundering and theft of over K6million. The sentence includes five years each for theft, 5 years for money laundering and a further nine for theft by public servant.

In a ruling that lasted for two days, Principal Resident Magistrate Hon. Exnobert Zulu convicted Kapoko aged 45, three accountants namely , Zukas kaoma, 47,  Evaristo Musaba, 56, Vincent Luhana,  and an Internal Auditor Jasper Phiri, 46. However, honourable Zulu has acquitted other persons that were jointly charged namely Roy Maswenyeho, Luke Makeche, Chrispine Sichone, Nobert Peleti, and Essau Banda on account that no offence had been proved against them.

Henry Kapoko  and nine other officials from the Ministry of Health were jointly charged by the Anti-Corruption Commission on 67 counts following investigations conducted by the Anti-Corruption, Zambia Police, and Drug Enforcement  and were found with a case to answer on 66 counts by the magistrates court.

Hon. Exnobert Zulu in his ruling ordered that all convicts properties  and accounts in which stolen money was deposited be forfeited to the State. He also entered a statutory judgement in favour of the Attorney General to recover over K6.8m from the convicts. The said properties include 24 motor vehicles including BMW, Mercedes Benz,Nissan Truck. Others are 3 houses, 2 Lodges, 1 Filling station, 5 Banks Accounts.

He ruled that for the money to move in the fashion it did, there was collusion among the five convicts, and therefore the five were also ordered to pay costs incurred by the State during the whole court process.

Hon. Exnobert Zulu found that there were hyper activities in terms of the money Kapoko was depositing into his business and personal bank accounts. He said that Kapoko continued to endorse dubious payments from the Ministry of Health to a named consultancy agency, even after he had been transferred to the then Ministry of Local Government and Housing. This was evidenced in the cheques  and payment vouchers that were found in his house by the investigative wings.

He said that it was peculiar that Kapoko was making huge bank deposits at the same time he was acquiring high value motor vehicles and properties.

In this nine year trial, the investigative wings conducted an investigation following the unearthing of a scam involving corruption, theft, and money laundering at said Ministry.

Timothy Moono

PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGER

60 Comments

  1. Jojo

    Kkkkkk😀😀😀😀😂 yaaaa uleangala nendalama Iwe aiii……

  2. joecash

    A big shout out to the ant corruption, ZP and the entire team great job well done…. That’s how it should be and that is the way to go….. One Zambia……

  3. Mr. Mbayo C. Jackson

    Tefintu zoona… Ise kuno tivutika beve Bali busy nama corruption… In fact just give them life imprisonment. Cankalipa saana

  4. King cool

    I hope there will be no appeal, because these days these guys with money they are jailed for few months and later they apply for an appeal and they are granted.

  5. James Mphande

    Mmmmmmm HahahahHa with hard labour 18

  6. SHI ALIKO

    Take them to chondwe nalapila or peter singongo let them die in jail

    • Dmart

      Chondwe Nalapila there they will see red.Never steal again

  7. Kunbucha drink

    Too much money

  8. Evergreen

    I want there wives

  9. Zankalewa

    Give me the wife to kapoko nisebenzelepo with hardlabour

  10. HH

    Even ecl must go to prison also

  11. Mabeenzu

    And you

  12. SHI ALIKO

    Hh even you also you have a criminal record during the time of mmd together with mr late shot chiluba

    • Sasha

      So true… Look at this daft hh talking.. when he has a past criminal record. The State’s companies that he sold. He has failed to say exactly what Lungu has stolen. Just blabbing like someone with diarrhoea.

  13. SHI ALIKO

    I want the suite for kapoko

  14. mr 1% Akash Baraji

    Iwe aliko…why isn’t he arrestd the fact that he is an opposition president. He told them to say,if I have a case take me to court.they failed.you are bizze diffending pipo that are chopping our money,all the buildings they own they will become government offices okkk tiyeni nayo.ask Zuma Ku south akakweba……..

  15. ba nzoro

    Kwena ba Kapoko ati naba Tata efyobali,

  16. Mulenga

    even lungu edgar wil go in prison wen he removed from president also.

  17. Alex mwamba

    Well done anti corruption… let them die in prison

  18. makaz

    Big up. Let it not end with these guys do the same with current officials of the ruling government.

  19. Mwale.net

    2much of freedom(k6million imwe!mmm yakulisa )
    Fikakeni atase,ise tivutika kuti tipeze che yaka saka kaunga veve vichita vaupuba.kulibe va ma appeal apa!Machende!!

  20. Ronald ronnie mwaba

    Hehehehr we are busy suffering kashi u are while enjoying but anyways we have forgiven u guys God bless you in prison

  21. Evans sinyangwe

    Kkkkk k6 million while your friends are suffering

  22. Osie

    Too much money

  23. GENIOUS SOGOLA WA( PF )JERE

    Let others lean a lesson.

  24. Apostle Moses

    Yes its good like that but don’t let the law be take in there hands

  25. Banduku

    And any Latest on ministers that remained in office after Parliament was dissolved.how much so far paid?

  26. Richrard

    Lol hehehehe yakosa manje apa
    Infact add 5 years on top …

  27. Emmanuel

    Eeeh too bad anyway. Mr Vincent we will miss u

  28. Andrew Monde

    Its a big lesson to us,its gud that they have been convicted things have not bin moving well in the named ministry because of selfish individuals.

  29. nazy

    Hahahaha hard labour ka 18.

  30. shy paul

    🎩
    😁
    👕👍Great!
    👖
    🎩

    👍Great! Atleast 1000 years with hard labour🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔒🔐

  31. DAVID

    They mast go but one day god will answer all.

  32. Chikopa Joseph

    It’s good to hear that he’s being San tenced .but ganiwebo.

  33. Dabwiso

    Ba Kapoko you tried your best to escape the long hand of law without success. You will now watch 4 Fifa world cups behind bars. By the time of your release in 2036 Messi & Ronaldo will be retired grandfathers. Mbape will be assistant coach for New Monze Swallows.

  34. Nelson

    He truly deserves that, in fact that was nothing it could have been better if he became arrested for 99999 years with extremely hard labour.

  35. Frank Bwalya

    They are going to appeal coz they have money. This is where Eric Silwamba the master criminal comes in. Just wait..

  36. Razor

    Simon miti is also supposed to be jailed with these guys. Everything happened under his watch as PS and he was the one approving everything since he was also a beneficiary.

  37. tuteni nalitupa

    Goooooooo chawama lent this specification be channel

  38. Muti

    Mr President,
    you have did a good👍 JOB to arrest that….,👺🔫🔫🔫
    Is a good example to those who is doing the same thing……..💪

  39. Kingstone Hamududu

    Zambian Magistrates no mercy, how you sentence breadwinners of families to 18 years, do you think the families especially the helpless children?
    As a Christian nation, when will you teach ‘forgiveness’?
    ‘If you do not forgive your neighbours trespasses even your Father in heaven won’t forgive you.’

    Revival also the plain corruptions RB and his children

  40. Kingstone Hamududu

    Zambian Magistrates no mercy, how you sentence breadwinners of families to 18 years, do you think the families especially the helpless children?
    As a Christian nation, when will you teach ‘forgiveness’?
    ‘If you do not forgive your neighbours trespasses even your Father in heaven won’t forgive you.’

    Revisit also the plain corruptions of RB and his children

  41. Gift

    That’s not enough they have to black listed him to work in any company,county until his death,heartless people

  42. Hunter Shilesa

    KAPOKO, FOUR OTHERS JAILED will be freed or the jail terms reduced if they appeal on account that the judge errored in reasoning:
    – He ruled that for the money to move in the fashion it did, there was collusion among the five convicts. mere movement of money doesn’t entail collusion.
    – Hon. Exnobert Zulu found that there were hyper activities in terms of the money Kapoko was depositing into his business and personal bank accounts. there is no law against hyperactivity. infact many businessmen accounts are hyperactive.
    – He said that Kapoko continued to endorse dubious payments from the Ministry of Health to a named consultancy agency, even after he had been transferred to the then Ministry of Local Government and Housing. This was evidenced in the cheques and payment vouchers that were found in his house by the investigative wings. Dubious??? dubious does not mean criminal. was it government money or his money which he was transferring? the judge didnt say.
    – He said that it was peculiar that Kapoko was making huge bank deposits at the same time he was acquiring high value motor vehicles and properties. huge bank deposits and acquiring high value motor vehicles is a crime in this country?? This is laughable!!!

  43. Allan

    That’s good expose them thieves

  44. OG MUZO

    To bad

  45. HOMMIE 24

    Kapoko is not poor to serve that long sentence.his rich and soon his money wil start talking on his behalf.wait n see

  46. FGM

    Zambia seriously needs a leadership that will sincerely say NO to corruption. It is unacceptable for over 70% to be wallowing in abject poverty because of corruption. Corruption is a cancer that should be prevented at all levels.

  47. Lemmy cheba

    How old is kapoko?

  48. job

    people ar suffaring vulnarable, children, blinds, homeless, cronicary etc , elyo imwe ba fikala mulafola ,mulelya indalama sha calo idiots , fikakeni nangu 25yrs

  49. Michael ngayo

    K6mita rebased=to k6billion from the time they started,uhm,bafikala bakali ukucila nabena LIATO awe mwandi likulu ii team,bampelekofye bondi otherwise tukafilila munsenga!

  50. Convener's

    5 years

  51. Kennedy angoni

    Respect those men they are real men, unlike some of u who steal nshima from the neighboures kitchen .

  52. Masau kauta

    ar those today but tomorrow it’s u

  53. Easy Easy

    Fools!!!!!

  54. MUKONGO PANSI

    I will fuck him on his clean ass in prison I’m craving for his anus I want to offload my sperms in his anus

  55. Lombe

    jst grab there property not to arest them,2morow it wil be at u.muzinvela chifundo imwe bantu pliz lean to forgive God wil reward u.Dont think that u punish them no,u punish his family & relatives.

  56. hekima

    this is a lesson to all the zambian pipo

  57. Kizito

    The chikens will always come home to roost. There is a rule about stealing that says that whenever you still know that one day you will be caught. They tried to stave off their arrest and conviction but where are they today? The state must also pursue other civil remedies to recover the monies stolen together with interest.

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