Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has been on the radar of detectives over an alleged KSh 12 billion scandal that is yet to get to court.
A day after revealing on Thursday, July 1, that they are close to finalizing investigations on the case, Rigathi Gachagua has dared the detectives to arrest have him charged.
In a statement on his Facebook page, the Mathira MP accused the Directorate of Criminal Investigations of witchhunt because of his political affiliation to William Ruto.
In a statement on his Facebook page, Gacagua wondered his alleged graft case is being prosecuted in media instead of having him arrested and charged in a court of law.
“You have a tendency to criminalise enterprises to please your masters. You have destroyed businesses through reckless press intimidation and malicious prosecution due to business rivalry and political persecution,” read part of Gachagua’s message to the DCI.
The Mathira MP added that the revival of this case is meant to bar him from participating in campaigns for the Kiambaa by-election set for July 15.
“I am aware you have instructions to arrest me to remove me from the Kiambaa by-election. Tell those who are using you that Kiambaa is a done deal. Removing me from Kiambaa cannot change the fact that the residents are through with the Jubilee Party,” he wrote.
Rigathi told off the DCI boss, George Kinoti accusing him of being used to prosecute those allied to Deputy President William Ruto.
“I invite you to prefer formal charges against me instead of trying to intimidate me, luckily we now have an independent judiciary.
“I am around Kiambaa and later at home, and as you arrest me on trumped-up charges, Kenyans would want you to arrest and charge the COVID-19 billionaires instead of persecuting innocent people because of their political stand,” concluded the Mathira MP.
Yesterday, during a grassroots meeting with leaders from Kiambu County, DP William Ruto called on the DCI to stop fighting corruption on the basis of political alienations and tribes.