Mkomani MCA Yahya Shee has been sentenced to five and a half years in jail.

The court found him guilty of attempting to aid three convicts to escape in 2017 who were imprisoned for drug trafficking.

Shee was charged with six counts including an attempting to break out a convicted felon from prison on June 2, 2017. The convict was serving 20 years for drug trafficking.

He was also charged with attempting to break out two other convicts serving 10 and 5 years respectively.

Convicted

His fourth, fifth, and sixth charges constituted; obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence, participation in illegal riots, and resisting arrest. Shee will lose his seat if sentenced to more than six months in prison.

Lamu Principal Magistrate Allan Temba made a ruling on Shee's case after examining the evidence and witness testimonies preferred against the MCA.

"The court found that the prosecution had adduced evidence beyond reasonable doubt that the accused committed the offences," Justice Temba stated.

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions presented a report of the MCA's convictions before the court.