Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua can breathe a sigh of relief after the Anti-Corruption Court adjourned the proceedings of his Ksh7.4 billion graft case.
Magistrate Victor Wakulime granted a plea filed before the court by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji, who asked for more time to review the case.
The prosecution asked for at least three weeks to look into new documents submitted by Gachagua.
In addition, the prosecution counsel noted that the matter could not proceed as the DP and his co-accused were not present in court. Gahagua’s lawyer claimed that there was a miscommunication on whether the proceedings were online or in-person.
Wakulime ruled that the hearing of the case will resume on Monday, November 21.
Gacahagua is accused of irregularly obtaining Ksh7.4 billion between 2013 and 2020 through questionable dealings with the national government. The money was wired to multiple accounts registered in his name