Kenyan Don Bosco Gichana Released From Tanzanian Prison After 5 Years, Fined Sh.13.7 Million


It was good news for businessman Don Bosco Gichana who was released after being detained in a Tanzanian prison for the past five years.

The businessman was charged with conspiracy and money laundering alongside four others including his lawyer Median Mwale.

Gichana was sentenced to a five year jail term which he had already served and a Sh. 13.7 fine which he is to raise within one month before he is officially released.

He had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit a crime and money laundering

and was released after negotiations with Tanzanian president John Magufuli.

His family was elated to have their kin released and said that they are struggling to raise money to secure his freedom.

“We are very happy. This is good news to us. All we have to do is raise the money, once done, he will be a free man. We will try to do this soonest possible,” said his cousin Dunstan Gichana.

He was accused of filing false taxes under three different names between 2008 and 2010.

Kisii leaders including his 2013 Kitutu Chache South MP competitor Richard Onyonka said that they were relieved with the release as it was long overdue.

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Gichana was arrested along the Kenyan Tanzanian border as he was coming from visiting his lawyer Mr. Mwale who had been arrested in August, 2011.

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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