December 2, 2021


Beyond law

Kenya: Gachagua Graft Circumstance – Dci However to Disclose Proof

The Directorate of Legal Investigations is but to furnish Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua with documentary proof linked to the Sh7 billion graft circumstance struggling with him.

When the scenario arrived up on Monday for point out at the Anti-Corruption Courtroom in Milimani, the prosecutors said the DCI is nonetheless in the process of scanning the documentary evidence.

Senior Principal Justice of the peace Rose Makungu heard that, so considerably the State has only been in a position to disclose and furnish the defence with the witness statements.

The magistrate more read that the documentary evidence is cumbersome and the DCI was continue to in the procedure of scanning the files. When prepared they will be electronically submitted to the defence legal professionals, the prosecutors claimed.

Defence lawyers verified to court docket that they experienced been furnished with witness statements only, as they asked for a more mention day to confirm regardless of whether the documentary proof has been disclosed.

“We want to see what they will have send out to us as the scanned paperwork. If the paperwork will not be apparent we can go for hard copies,” mentioned the defence attorneys led by Gibson Kimani and Paul Gacheru.

The justice of the peace fastened the circumstance to be stated pretty much on August 27 for a point out to confirm whether or not the DCI has furnished the defence with the proof forward of trial. She mentioned afterwards the court docket will make additional directions.

Mr Gachagua is struggling with six corruption charges on acquisition of Sh7.3 billion, which is alleged to be proceeds of criminal offense, amongst the 12 months 2013 and 2020 through company dealings in the govt.

The prices involve conspiracy to dedicate an offence of corruption, fraudulent acquisition of community resources, conflict of curiosity, dollars laundering and acquisition of proceeds of criminal offense.

His 8 co-accused people consist of Mathira NG-CDF manager William Wahome Mwangi, who is also chairman of Tana Drinking water Performs Advancement Company (TWWDA).

The other accused persons include Ann Nduta Ruo, Jullianne Jahenda Makaa, Samuel Murimi Ireri, Grace Wambui Kariuki, Lawrence Kimaru, Irene Wambui Ndigiriri, David Reuben Nyangi Nguru and Immediate Healthcare Supplies Ltd.

They are all out on bail.