The hearing of the corruption case against Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua has bee pushed forward.
This is after the MP failed to appear in court because he was bereaved.
The prosecution informed the court that Gachagua had lost his brother, therefore, unable to attend court.
The case will be heard on 5th September 2022.
Gachagua is accused of money laundering, conflict of interest among other offences.
He is charged with acquiring more than Sh7.3 billion suspected to be proceeds of crime.
The MP is charged alongside William Wahome Mwangi, Anne Nduta Ruo, Julianne Jahenda Makaa and Samuel Murimi Ireri. Others include Grace Wambui Kariuki, Lawrence Kimaru, Irene Wambui Ndigiriri, David Reuben Nyangi and M/s Rapid Medical Supplies.
Gachagua, Nyangi and Rapid Medical Suppliers Ltd are accused of fraudulently acquiring Sh 6,000,000 being part of the payment paid purportedly for supply of Dialysis machines to Nyeri Provincial General Hospital.
In addition, the MP is accused of indirectly receiving Sh104,821,205 from Bungoma County Government and engaged in transactions to conceal movements of the said money having reasons to believe the said monies were proceeds of crime.