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Controversial Mathira Legislator Rigathi Gachagua arrested at dawn.

Mathira MP who is also a top ally of Deputy President William Ruto was this morning arrested at his rural home in Nyeri by a contingent of 20 policemen from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

According to UDA blogger Dennis Itumbi, the DCU arrested Gachagua in the wee hours of the morning with the intent of holding him in custody until Monday.

Gachagua has been under suspicion of using at least 40 proxy companies to win tenders from the central government and county government.

DCI sleuths bundle Gachagua into a police vehicle

Most of the tenders were awarded by the County Government of Nyeri when his brother Nderitu Gachagua was governor.

On his part, the MP has said that he was arrested for allegedly embarrassing the administration during the just ended Kiambaa by-elections.

“I want to tell the people of Mathira to ignore the rumours, their MP has not stolen anything, these are just baseless accusation to intimidate me for my political standing,” the MP said on Friday “They just wanted to arrest me on Friday and detain me for the weekend to punish me, and it is okay,”

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