Mathira Mp Rigathi Gachagua Arrested


Gachagua was arrested by DCI detectives at his Nyeri home at 5am on Friday.

“I’m not aware of the offence they are intending to charge me with. Maybe, they will inform me of reasons for the arrest once we get to Nairobi,” he said.

Gachagua, who is being arrested over claims of money laundering, says he is being persecuted for his political association with Deputy President William Ruto, adding that he genuinely obtained his money and nothing in his accounts suggests that he was engaged in corruption.

Through lawyer Simon Mburu, the MP claimed he was accosted and arrested by DCI officers on October 26, 2020, but has never been furnished with information regarding the investigations even after being summoned more than five times since the arrest.

Mburu submitted that investigations into the MP’s bank accounts have not yielded any discrepancy to suggest that he illegally acquired money since his bank transactions were legitimate and above board.

More is yet to be communicated about his current arrest.


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