DP Rigathi Gachagua [Photo: ugnews]
The court has given the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) three weeks to review evidence in the 7.4 Billion shilling graft case against Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and others.
This is after the DP wrote to the ODPP seeking to have the case reviewed.
The case was listed for hearing for two days – Monday and Tuesday, but the accused persons did not appear in person before the court today.
Gachagua’s lawyers told the court that they were not aware whether the case was to be heard online or in person.
Magistrate Victor Wakhumile then directed that the matter be heard from the 21st of November 2022, asking all accused persons to appear in court.
Gachagua is alleged to have fraudulently acquired the funds in proceeds of crime between the years 2013 and 2020 through business dealings with the government.
He is facing six counts, among them conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption and money laundering.
Gachagua is charged alongside William Mwangi, Ann Nduta, Jullianne Makaa and Samuel Murimi, Grace Wambui, Lawrence Kimaru, Irene Wambui, David Reuben and Rapid Medical Supplies Ltd.
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