Some Kenyans on social media have reacted to the move by a Nairobi court to postpone the hearing of Mathira Member of Parliament Rigathi Gachagua's fraud case to September 2022. They argued that by then, Gachagua would be in office as Kenya's deputy president.
This follows after the court made the announcement on Tuesday, whereby, it averred that it was set to give the chance to the prosecution and defense, represented by their lawyers, to make their submissions on the aforementioned month, instead of December 7th as it had stated earlier on. This is because the MP's lawyers had not yet been served with witness statements.
The prosecution has reportedly lined up at least 45 witnessed who will testify against Gachagua who was accused of defrauding Nyeri county government of more than Ksh. 27 million between May 2015 and April 2016. Also, the lawmaker allegedly received money suspected to have been laundered into his accounts knowingly.
However, the court asserted that it will mention the case in 24th February 2022.
The entire story on postponement of the hearing of Gachagua's case was written and shared by Citizen TV Digital on Facebook, on Tuesday.
Nevertheless, the story elicited reactions from Kenyans with a number of them opining that the MP would have been sworn as the next country's second in command.
Others bashed the Judiciary for delaying justice to Kenyans and the accused. They argued that the arm of government had been compromised by corrupt politicians who wanted to rise to power.
This comes after deputy president Dr William Ruto hinted at picking the vocal legislator as his runningmate in 2022 presidential election.
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