Hearing of fraud case against MP Rigathi Gachagua postponed to September 2022

Hearing of fraud case against MP Rigathi Gachagua postponed to September 2022

Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua. PHOTO| COURTESY

  • The case had been scheduled for hearing on Tuesday, December 7 but lawyers representing the MP told the court that they have not been served with all the witness statements.

The hearing of a fraud case against Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has been postponed to  September next year. 

The case had been scheduled for hearing on Tuesday, December 7 but lawyers representing the MP told the court that they have not been served with all the witness statements.

The prosecution has lined up at least 45 witnesses to testify against  Gachagua and his co-accused.

The MP is facing charges of conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, fraudulent acquisition of public property and money laundering. 

It is alleged that Gachagua defrauded the County Government of Nyeri  Ksh.27.4 million between May 2015 and December 2016. 

He is also accused of fraudulently receiving Ksh.7.3 million, money suspected to be proceeds of crime through Rafiki Micro-Finance Bank knowingly. 

The matter will be mentioned on February 24, 2022.