MP could be lined up for racketeering charges

Rigathi Gachagua

Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua during an interview at his home in Nairobi on April 21, 2021.

Photo credit: Jeff Angote | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The MP claims the outcome of the Kiambaa by-election prompted government to let loose the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on him. 
  • It's quite disconcerting that people in the DP's entourage have a particular propensity for falling victim to criminal – and especially anti-corruption – laws. 

It is the norm when a prominent person is arrested, he has to look for a scapegoat. In Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua's case, it is his association with Deputy President William Ruto. In this instance the DP is not quite the scapegoat.


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