The High Court sitting in Nairobi says in a ruling made on June 28th, 2022 that the UDA running mate Rigathi Gachagua, also Mathira MP is unable to account for the 200M shillings frozen in his accounts by the same court in 2020 following an Assets Recovery Agency suit.
On Thursday at the Milimani Law Courts, Justice Esther Maina revealed she established that the money held in three different accounts was procceeds of curruption, obtained from stealing public money.
The accounts at Rafiki Microfinance Bank holding Ksh 165 million,Ksh 35 million and Ksh 773,228 respectively are registered under the vocal MP’s names.
The fourth, with Ksh 1,138,142, is registered in the name of Jenne Enterprises.
The funds in question came from the Kenya Informal Settlements Programme, the State Department for Special Planning, the Ministry of Health, Bungoma County government, the Mathira Constituency Development Fund, the Nyeri County government, and the National Irrigation Board between 2014 and 2017.
“The only contract produced is dated Feb. 2018, indicating that the firm Wamunyoro had been awarded a tender but there was nothing to show he executed that contract so as to entitle him to get the funds,” Justice Maina said.
Gachagua and his flagbearer in the UDA ticket William Ruto have been fingered for fraudulent acquisition of money and public property by different courts as well as state agencies in the country. The pair seeks to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta next month.