Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has trashed social media reports that detectives raided his home in Nyeri and his office in Nairobi.
Unconfirmed sources had claimed that sleuths from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and Ethics and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) had stormed the two properties and recovered millions of money in cash.
In his response, Gachagua said that his political nemesis were behind the “fake story” intended to destroy his reputation.
“Don’t believe every rumour you see on social media. I slept in my home and we had a good breakfast with my family. I know some individuals are pushing the same old narratives to derail us in development,” he said.
Deputy President William Ruto’s close confidant remarked that the ongoing investigations to establish the source of his wealth are malicious.
The vocal Tangatanga MP added that he was willing to cooperate with sleuths until they clear his name.
“If you have any evidence against me take it to court. I’m very sure that in the fullness of time, I’m going to be vindicated,” noted the lawmaker.
He also denied claims that his net worsh is about Ksh5 billion
“I’m not a billionaire, but those are good prayers. I’m working to be one, so in future don’t be surprised when I join the billionaires’ club,” he said.
Gachagua has been on DCI and EACC radar following allegations of money laundering.
The Assets and Recovery Agency (ARA) has already obtained court orders to freeze the MP’s bank accounts.
“It is a pure witch-hunt because of my association with the Deputy President. Let them know that no intimidation will change my position,” the MP declared at a past press conference.