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Rigathi Gachagua Slapped With A 25 Million Bond

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Rigathi Gachagua was arraigned in Milimani law courts on 6 counts of corruption and later released on a cash bail of 12 million. This followed after his arrest on Friday at his Nyeri home.

The accused is said to have committed this act together with nine others who were absent at the plea. Gachagua denied all charges against him as his lawyers pushed for his release on free bond.

The charge sheet recorded that the accused had accumulated over 7billion worth of property acquired fraudulently in the year 2015.

He was also accused of having participated in the laundering of over a 104million from Bungoma county in the year 2018 with the intent of unlawfully disposing of the funds.

He is also alleged to have received about 7.5 million from Kwale county with intent to dispose the money unlawfully.

The defense held on to the factor of unfair punishment to the accused after the bail ruling.

Hon. Gladys Boss Sholei who represented the accused also highlights the manner of arrest and custody of the accused claiming that the force in addition to the bond was highly outrageous.

Judge Lawrence Mugambi however based his ruling on the fact that the charges touched directly on the society wellbeing and that of the accused being the common denominator in all six counts.

He summoned the other accused persons to appear before the court on the 3rd of august with the pre-trial set for 9th August 2021.

The Hustler nation has sworn to stand by its own regardless of all political persecution and criminalizing enterprise.

They pushed claims of the Judiciary being instruments of abuse as opposed to justice.

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