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Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua arrested

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have arrested Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua.

The law maker was arrested in the early morning raid by officers drawn from the office of the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).

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According to reports, a convoy of 50 cars made way into Gachagua’s compound took him in one of the cars.

In July this year, Rigathi, who endured the heat with the Assets Recovery Agency (ARA), stated that he was aware that his arrest was looming although he denied any wrongdoing.

The MP insists he is being targeted for siding with Deputy President William Ruto and leading the UDA Kiambaa by-elections.

ARA looked into his source of wealth and without finding viable explanations moved to freeze assets. ARA was able to justify circulation of KSh 7.3 billion across the defendant’s accounts but could only hold on to KSh 5.2 billion.

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“It will be malicious and devoid of merit to arrest me without evidence of crime,” Rigathi stated told the High Court in a past petition. 

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