Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua on Monday night, July 26, expressed gratitude to his friends who helped him raise Ksh12 million cash bail in just three hours.
Rigathi spent the weekend in police cells following his arrest on Friday and was later charged with conspiracy to commit an offence of corruption, fraudulent acquisition of public property, money laundering, acquisition of proceeds of crime and conflict of interest.
Chief Magistrate Lawrence Mugambi released him on a Ksh 12 million cash bail with an alternative bond of Ksh 25 million.
Additionally, he was directed to surrender his passport and not contact any of the witnesses.
"I thank God that I am finally at home with my family after facing trumped up charges by the DCI on orders from State House...
"I thank all the friends who helped me raise the hefty cash bail in a record three hours," Rigathi stated.
In addition, Rigathi expressed gratitude to his wife and children, his lawyers and Deputy President William Ruto for the support that they had accorded him.
Rigathi stated that police officers at the DCI headquarters and Gigiri Police Station had treated him with respect and dignity and were professional in discharging their duties.
"Finally, I thank the people of Mathira, Kiambaa and Eldoret who expressed their disgust, in one way or another, with the use of the criminal justice system to persecute those of different political stand from that of the powers that be," he concluded.
Rigathi was charged alongside nine others including; William Wahome Mwangi, Anne Nduta Ruo, Julianne Jahenda Makaa, Samuel Murimi, Grace Wambui Kariuki, Lawrence Kimaru, Irene Wambui Ndigiriri, David Reuben and a company M/s Rapid Medical Supplies.
The court ordered the accused persons to appear before the court on August 3, 2021. A pre-trial was also scheduled for August 9.
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