MP Gachagua speaks after his release, thanks friends for helping him raise Ksh12 million cash bail

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 26 Jul, 2021 22:27 | < 1 min read
Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua speaks about his release. PHOTO: Courtesy

Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has finally broken his silence following his release from police custody.

His release came after he paid Ksh12 million cash bail that chief magistrate Lawrence Mugambi ordered for his freedom. Mugambi also gave an alternative of Ksh 25 million bond.

Speaking about his release, MP Gachagua penned a message of gratitude to the almighty God, his family, the people of Mathira and Deputy President William Ruto for standing with him.

“I thank all those who committed me to prayer. I thank the great people of Mathira for their prayers and for believing in my innocence. I thank the Hustler Nation under the leadership of Dr William Ruto for their support and comradeship,” he wrote.

Gachagua also had a special message of gratitude to security officers who manned him at Gigiri Police Station.

He says he was treated professionally for the three nights he spent at the station.

“I thank all the police officers at the DCI headquarters and Gigiri Police Station for treating me with dignity and respect and being very professional in discharging their duties,” he added.

According to Gachagua, his friends facilitated his release by contributing the Ksh12 million cash bail in a record three hours.

“I finally 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 said.

Gachagua was arrested on Friday at his Nyeri home and driven to DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road.

ODPP says the MP was charged with conspiracy to defraud the County Government of Nyeri of Ksh 27, 493,860 purportedly for supply of dialysis machine to Nyeri Provincial General Hospital.