Rigathi Gachagua, one of the Deputy President’s close allies, has faced it rough after he was arrested by DCI detectives on Friday 23rd July and taken for an intensive grilling session at the headquarters along Kiambu Road. this article looks into Gachagua’s biography highlighting his personal life, career journey, and woes with the DCI.
Rigathi Gachagua Age and Place of Birth
He was born in Nyeri County where he was brought up and began his early schooling.
Rigathi Gachagua Education Background
Hon. Gachagua began his education at Kabiruini for his primary school, then to Kianyaga High School where he attained his O-Levels certificate in 1981. He is also an alumnus of the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology where he pursued a program in Political Science and Literature.
Rigathi Gachagua Career Journey
He is currently the Member of Parliament for Mathira Constituency, a seat he won with a Jubilee party ticket.
Rigathi Gachagua Personal Life
The MP is a brother to the late Nyeri County Governor Nderitu Gachagua.
Rigathi Gachagua DCI Ordeal
The Member of Parliament representing the people of Mathira was arrested on Friday in Nyeri. He was afterwards grilled for several houses, denied bond, and locked up in the Gigiri Police Station awaiting Monday when he will be charged on five identified counts.
The counts against him are all corruption cases involving huge sums of money. Gachagua is charged with laundering in excess of Kshh 100,000,000 from the county government of Bungoma and attempts to defraud Nyeri County Ksh 35,000,000. Additionally, he is alleged to have had an unexplainable Ksh 7 billion deposited into his account and irregularities with the CDF in Mathira.
Other political leaders allied to the Deputy President and members of the UDA party arrived at the DCI demanding Gachagua’s unconditional release. These included Gladys Boss Shollei, Christopher Lang’at, Dennis Itumbi, Kimani Ichung’wa, and Irung’u Kang’ata along with Gachagua’s lawyer Gikonyo Wahome. They described this as a State-based attack claiming that the counts were fabricated and false. The leaders questioned the authenticity of these claims questioning why it would come just after the Kiambaa by-election.
|Real Name||Rigathi Gachagua|
|Age||40s (As of 2021)|
|Place of Birth||Nyeri|
|Year of Birth||1970s|
|Net Worth||Ksh 300m|