Gachagua industry pals launched on bail in fraud case

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Economy

Tuesday August 03 2021

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Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua. FILE PHOTO | NMG

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  • Eight industry pals of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua had been freed on bail after denying graft costs on the counterfeit acquisition of public funds and conspiracy to defraud Nyeri Sh27.4 million.
  • The eight, including Mr Gachagua’s shut ally and Mathira Nationwide Executive-Constituency Construction Fund supervisor William Wahome Mwangi, denied the graft costs when they had been arraigned.

Eight industry pals of Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua had been freed on bail after denying graft costs on the counterfeit acquisition of public funds and conspiracy to defraud Nyeri Sh27.4 million.

The eight, including Mr Gachagua’s shut ally and Mathira Nationwide Executive-Constituency Construction Fund supervisor William Wahome Mwangi, denied the graft costs when they had been arraigned earlier than Milimani anti-corruption chief Justice of the Peace Rachel Makungu.

Mr Mwangi, who’s furthermore chairman of Tana Water Works Construction Company, used to be launched on a Sh1 million cash bail.

The completely different accused persons are banker Anne Nduta Ruo, Julianne Jahenda Maka, Samuel Murimi Ireri, Grace Wambui Kariuki, Lawrence Kimaru, Irene Wambui Ndigiriri, David Reuben Nyangi Nguru and Quickly Medical Provides Ltd.

The court furthermore granted Ms Ruo Sh1 million cash bail while Makaa, Ireri, Kariuki, Kimaru and Ndigiri had been every granted a Sh500,000 cash bail. The court freed Mr Nguru on a cash bail of Sh1.5 million.

Alongside with Mr Gachagua, they had been charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption by defrauding Nyeri County of Sh27.4 million purportedly for the provide of dialysis machines to the Nyeri Provincial Standard Neatly being heart.

The fee sheet indicates they dedicated the offence between Might doubtless even fair 2015 and December 2016. In the 2nd depend, Mr Nguru, Quickly Medical Provides and the MP face a fee of counterfeit acquisition of public property.

The Justice of the Peace directed the prosecution to furnish the accused with be taught statements and completely different exhibits earlier than August 9, when the case is made up our minds for pre-trial.

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