The High court on Monday declared former presidential candidate, Cyrus Jirongo bankrupt.
Jirongo apparently failed to pay a Sh 700 million debt to the petitioner and businessman, Sammy Kogo.
Delivering the ruling, Justice Olga Sewe of the Commercial Court ordered that the politician’s estates be placed under receivership.
“Having heard the petitioner and having read the creditor’s petition, and having seen the exhibits, the court hereby orders that Shakhalanga Khwa Jirongo be adjudged bankrupt by virtue of the bankruptcy order,” the judge said.
“The court further orders that an official receiver be appointed as a trustee of the estate of the bankrupt.”
The court ordered that Masole, Linsala Enterprise, Bain Enterprises, Saman Developer, Gileta, Koit Developers and Kenete Enterprises Ltd be placed under receivership.
The former Lugari MP is also said to have acquired a loan from the National Bank but failed to repay within 180 days, as was required.
The lender then auctioned the property, held as security.
Also suing the politician is COTU Secretary General, Francis Atwoli over a Sh 110 million debt.
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