Former Ministry of Health Human Resources Officer Henry Kapoko has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by the Lusaka Magistrate court for abuse of authority of office.
Kapoko has also been asked to pay back 40,000 Kwacha, by Magistrate Lameck Ngambi.
Delivering judgement, Magistrate Ng’ambi said the state had proved that Kapoko abused his authority of office.
In 2009, government exposed a corruption case involving Henry Kapoko who was linked to the theft was charged and acquitted for the alleged theft of 10 million Kwacha public funds at the Ministry of Health in 2009
In September 2014, Kapoko and some officers from the Ministry of Health were acquitted by the Lusaka Magistrate Court.
Kapoko and nine others were facing 21 counts of theft by public servant, theft and money laundering involving K4 million.
Magistrate Sharon Newa acquitted Kapoko and other nine accused persons because the state had failed to avail evidence linking them to the crime.