Court Orders Withdrawal of Suit Against Kenya’s Deputy President

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A Kenyan court has allowed a request by public prosecutors to withdraw a 7.4 billion shillings corruption case against Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

In his ruling, the anti-corruption magistrate, Victor Wakumile, granted the application by Director of Public Prosecutions citing insufficient evidence.

Justice Wakunile warned that the accused persons may be re-arrested in the future under the same or similar charges.

Gachagua, a former lawmaker, and nine other people, were charged with corruption, last July, he has denied any wrongdoing.

Written by: Helen Obih

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