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Governor Kahiga, MP Gachagua summoned in late governor Gakuru’s death inquest

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  • Governor Kahiga, MP Gachagua summoned in late Governor Wahome Gakuru’s death inquest.
  • Warrants of arrest also issued against four police officers who failed to appear for the inquest proceedings despite court orders.

Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga and Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua are among four persons summoned in the public inquest into the death of late Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru.

The duo have been summoned together with Nyeri County Secretary and the Chief of Staff to shed light on issues raised in the inquest.

According to Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo, Governor Kahiga- then a deputy governor- is expected to explain to the court the sentiments he made after the 2017 accident that claimed the life of Dr. Wahome.

Back then, Kahiga told the press that he had warned his boss against using his official car due to mechanical problem.

On his part, MP Rigathi has been summoned to shed light into audit queries at the county that were raised in the public inquest.

“The issue of who allocated the vehicle to the driver did come up and that’s an area that needs to be clarified… there are also the other issues with the audit that have been raised that are critical, therefore am going to issue summons against the four who have been mentioned, starting with Paul Wambugu the chief of staff, Mr. Gachichio, County Secretary Nyeri County, Mr. Rigathi Gachagua, the MP Mathira and Governor Mutahi Kahiga Governor Nyeri County,” said the Chief Magistrate.

At the same time, warrants of arrest have been issued against four police officers who failed to appear for the inquest proceedings at the scene of the accident in Makenji area, despite court orders.

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