Civil Service Fraud

Did DP Ruto Use Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua to Embezzle Public Funds?

Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua was recently arrested after detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations concluded that he used proxies to secure tenders using 22 companies with him as the sole beneficiary, however, the detectives are now tracking cash transactions to establish whether Gachagua was just but a conduit used by Deputy President William Ruto to siphon public funds.

Just as I had concluded a few months back, DP Ruto’s Prints On Rigathi Gachagua’s Looting Spree. According to sources, detectives have now started combing his bank transactions to establish who received money from Sh7.3 billion the MP allegedly withdrew and disbursed to various companies.

The first-term MP is a close Dp Ruto ally who received more than Sh5.8 billion in seven years. Documents filed in court by ARA show that the money started pouring into Gachagua’s accounts soon after the Jubilee administration ascended into power in 2013.

The MP  who is the brother of the late Nderitu Gachagua received funds from the Ministry of Lands, State Department for Planning, Ministry of Health, Bungoma County Government, Mathira CDF, Nyeri County Government, and the National Irrigation Board.

He was released on police bond. According to highly placed sources, the detectives believe Gachagua was being used by the deputy president to raise money for the DP’s 2022 presidential bid. They believe the Sh12.5 billion allegedly channeled to Gachagua’s accounts from the public coffers ended up in Ruto’s foreign and local bank accounts or is stashed in his Sugoi and Karen residences.

Police have already questioned Ruto’s allies such as Meru senator Mithika Linturi, former cabinet secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri and Laikipia senator John Kinyua who are said to have received millions of shillings from the suspicious accounts. Money that will be used for Ruto’s 2022 presidential succession facilitation.


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