Azimio la Umoja One Kenya deputy running mate Martha Karua has broken her silence after the High Court on Thursday, July 28, ordered Rigathi Gachagua to surrender Sh200 million suspected to be proceeds of crime to the State.
Speaking in Nakuru County on Thursday, Karua mentioned that the ruling was evident Gachagua had acquired his wealth illegally.
She urged the electorate to vote for people who would take care of their wealth in the August polls.
"Tulifanya debate na Rigathi Gachagua, ati akasema alinishinda, ile alinishinda tu ni kutajwa kwa wizi.
"Na leo hii kesi yake mmoja imekatwa kwa mahakama kuu kule Nairobi, ameambiwa ile Sh200 Milioni ilikua kwa account iende kwa serikali ni mali ya uporaji lakini kesi bado kwa sababu ako na kesi ya kupora sh12.7 bilionia. Ukiangalia team ya Baba na Martha na hio ingine, ni team gani utaamini kulinda mali yako?" Karua told the gathering.
High Court Judge Esther Maina ruled that the Sh200 million held in four accounts at Rafiki Microfinance be forfeited to State on grounds they were proceeds of corruption.
“I have carefully considered the evidence on record including affidavits, annexures, and submissions by all parties and I am satisfied that the funds are liable for forfeiture to the government," Maina ruled.