A Nyeri court has issued four police officers a warrant of arrest for failing to appear for inquest proceedings at the scene of the 2017 accident that killed Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru.
Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo summoned Nyeri Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, Nyeri County Secretary, and Chief of Staff ruling along the Thika superhighway to shed light on issues raised in the public inquest into the death of the 3rd Nyeri County boss.
According to the chief magistrate, the four officers were supposed to be present because they had been summoned to be at the scene of the accident that killed Governor Gakuru on November 7, 2017, just months after he took office.
Governor Mutahi Kahiga, who was then a deputy, has been summoned to appear in court to clarify comments he made following the accident about the mechanical condition of the governor’s vehicle and what he said about his boss’s anti-corruption efforts.
Rigathi Gachagua, a Mathira MP, was summoned in connection with county audit inquiries.
“The question of who assigned the vehicle to the driver arose, and this is something that needs clarity… There are also other major issues with the audit that have been raised, so I’m going to issue summons against the four people named, starting with Paul Wambugu, the chief of staff, Mr. Gachichio, Nyeri County’s County Secretary, Mr. Rigathi Gachagua, Mathira’s MP, and Governor Mutahi Kahiga, Nyeri County’s Governor,” said Chief Magistrate Wendy Kagendo.