Editor's Review

DPP Noordin Haji has been given 3 weeks to review the Deputy President's Sh7.4 billion graft case.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji has been given three weeks by the Anti-Corruption Court to review the evidence in Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua's Ksh7.4 billion graft case.

The court on Monday, October 17, adjourned the hearing of the case after the prosecution applied for more time to review the evidence based on letters received from some of the accused persons in the case.

Senior Principal Magistrate Hon. Victor Wakumile allowed the DPP's application and vacated a two-day hearing that had been scheduled for Monday and Tuesday, October 17.

"The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has been granted three weeks to review evidence in the graft case against Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua and others," read a statement from the office of the DPP.

DPP Noordin Haji.

"The prosecution, through SPPC Vera Omollo, applied to the court for more time to review the evidence available based on the letters received from some of the accused persons," the ODPP added.

According to the ODPP, once the DPP completes the review of the evidence, an appropriate application will then be made before the court as to how the case will proceed.

The former Mathira was accused of fraudulently acquiring Sh7.4 billion through dubious government dealings between 2013 and 2020.

The ODPP further stated that Gachagua was jointly with 9 others charged with conspiracy to defraud the County Government of Nyeri of Ksh 27,493,860 purportedly for the supply of a dialysis machine to Nyeri Provincial General Hospital.

The matter will be heard on November 21 after the review by the DPP.