The court allows DPP to review DP Gachagua’s graft case.


The Anti-corruption had vacated yesterday and today as the hearing dates of the Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua 7.4 billion graft case. However, Gachagua wasn’t present in the
court and his lawyer blamed it on the miscommunication on whether the hearing will be done
virtually or face to face. DPP didn’t dispute Gachagua’s absence in court.
“Reason your owner, we thought that today would be a virtual communication and so we could
not be able to communicate with the accused persons on time.” Lawyer.

The Milimani anti-corruption Magistrate Victor Wakumile on Monday 17 th October allowed the
DPP request to be allowed more time to review the graft case before giving directions on
whether he will drop the charges against Gachagua and his accused persons

The Deputy President wrote to the office of the DPP Noordin Haji requesting for a review of his
case. This was meant for the reviewing of the evidence against the charges.

Magistrate Victor Wakumile adjourned the hearing of the case to November 21 st for the DPP to
inform the court on his decision to review the case.
“In view of the application by the DPP to review the charges, I will not make any further orders
in regards to the absence of the accussed persons today.” Wakumile.

In the case, Gachagua is charged with 9 others who include;
 Nyeri Senetor William Wahome
 Anne Nduta
 Julianne Jahenda Makaa
 Samuel Murimi
 Grace Wambui Kariuki
 Lawrence Kimaru
 Irene Wambui
 David Reuben
 A company M/s Rapid Medical Supplies
Gachagua is accused of fraudulently receiving 7 billion between 2013 and 2020 through three
bank accounts domiciled at Rafiki Micro-Finance while knowing that the monies were proceeds
of crime.

He is also accused that on December 29 th 2014 in Nairobi county, jointly with others, he
fraudulently acquired Kshs. 6 million public funds for supply of dialysis machines to Nyeri
Provincial General Hospital. He was charged with money laundering for allegedly receiving total
of Ksh. 104,821,205 from Bungoma County Government between January 2018 and June 2019
with intent to unlawfully dispose of monies.

He is facing 6 counts of economic crimes including conspiracy to commit a corruption offence,
money laundering and fraudulent acquisition of public property.

The move by the DPP comes amidst different views on the recent decisions by the DPP to
withdraw certain graft cases against leaders believed to be allied to the Kenya Kwanza

By Calvin Angatia


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