CRIME: Shock as state freezes MP Rigathi Gachagua accounts

    MP Gachagua

    The High Court has frozen more than 200M shillings in the accounts of Mathira MP, Rigathi Gachagua in what seems to be the continuous persecution of Tanga Tanga MPs who had embarked on taking on President Kenyatta in Mt Kenya. This freezing has been done pending a petition by the Assets and Recovery to have the money handed over to the government.

    The Agency had previously made a successful application barring MP Rigathi and five companies associated with him and his close allies from transacting with the accounts at Rafiki Microfinance Bank for seven days. The order was given to allow ARA to probe money laundering and graft claims against Rigathi Gachagua.

    “It is hereby ordered that warrants to restrict debits for a period of seven days on Microfinance Bank listed below is hereby issued,” Justice Muthoni.“Rigathi has three accounts at Rafiki Microfinance Bank under his name. A firm by the name Wamunyoro Investment has two accounts while the third is Technical Supplies and Services Kenya Limited. All three accounts were frozen,” a report in one of the local dailies read, a week ago.

    The agency told the court that it was interested in Rigathi’s accounts for a period of six years. It stated that the probe will involve going through the account opening documents, statements of accounts from January 1, 2014, cheques and cash deposit slips, withdrawal slips, and RTGS transfers covering the same period.

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