DCI yet to disclose evidence over Gachagua.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigation has not yet given the deputy Mathira Rigathi Select Select documentary evidence relating to the 7 billion shilling corruption case he is facing.

When the case was reported to the Mount Anti-Corruption Court on Monday, prosecutors said DCI was still analyzing documentary evidence.

Senior Magistrate Rose Makungu has learned that so far the government has only been able to disclose and provide the defense with information from witnesses.

The judge further heard that the documentary evidence was overwhelming and that DCI was still analyzing the documents. When they are ready, they will be presented electronically to defense attorneys, prosecutors said.

The defense attorneys confirmed in court that they had only received witness statements, since they had requested an alternate date to specify if documentary evidence had been revealed.

“We want to see what they sent us as analyzed documents. If the documents are not clear, we can go for a hard copy,” defense attorneys led by Gibson Kimani and Paul Gacheru.

The judge adjourned the case to a hearing on August 27 to determine whether the DCI had provided the defense with pre-trial evidence. He later said the court would issue further orders.

Mr Gachagua is facing six counts of bribery of obtaining 7.3 billion shillings, believed to be criminal revenue, between 2013 and 2020 in business and government.

The charges include conspiracy to commit corruption, fraudulent acquisition of public funds, conflict of interest, embezzlement and the receipt of criminal income.

Mathira NG-CDF director William Wahome Mwangi, who is also the chairman of the Tana Water Development Agency (TWWDA) are among the eight co-accused.

The other accused are Ann Nduta Ruo, Jullianne Jahenda Makaa, Samuel Murimi Ireri, Grace Wambui Kariuki, Lawrence Kimaru, Irene Wambui Ndigiriri, David Reuben Nyangi Nguru and Rapid Medical Supplies Ltd.

They are all out on bail.

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