Gakuyo takes on Matiang'i with new court battle

Gakuyo puts up a fight

Bishop David Kariuki Ngari also known as Gakuyo during a past media briefing

Bishop David Kariuki Ngare also known as Gakuyo, moved to court in a bid to stop his arrest by the police officers.

Gakuyo filed a petition at the Mlimani Law Courts requesting the court to temporarily halt Interior CS Fred Matiang’i from arresting him over the misuse of money of Ekeza Sacco members.

The embattled Bishop claimed that Matiang’i had ordered the outgoing Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and DCI boss George Kinoti to carry out investigations into the matter which he termed as illegal.

“For some time now there has been prolonged litigation between the Commissioner of Cooperative against me, Ekeza Sacco and Gakuyo Real estate which I believe had a political motive,” remarked Gakuyo.

Through the court papers, the controversial politician further explained that the DCI was not independent on the saga surrounding the savings and co-operatives and was working out of pressure from the Interior CS.

“I believe that CS Matiang’i is unconstitutionally interfering with police independence in investigating and directing them to arrest and prosecute me before magistrates,” stated Gakuyo.

Gakuyo blocks proposal to be fined Sh1 billion

The embattled Gakuyo had last Thursday moved to the High Court to appeal for them to disregard a proposal that wants his real estate to pay a fine of Sh1 billion.

The recommendation had been made by the cooperatives regulator in a bid to recover funds lost through Gakuyo’s Ekeza Sacco.

The money lost through the ongoing scandal was reported to be worth Sh564 million.

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