David Kariuki Ngare, also known as Gakuyo and the founder of Ekeza Sacco, is set to be arraigned in court today on charges related to an alleged Sh1.3 billion fraud.

Gakuyo’s apprehension occurred on Wednesday at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as he was preparing to depart for a business trip to Zambia. He is expected to appear before the Milimani chief magistrate’s court, where detectives will seek his detention.

Following his arrest, Gakuyo was taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi, where he underwent questioning before being confined at the Muthaiga police cells.

Detectives are preparing to file a miscellaneous application urging the court to extend Gakuyo’s detention to allow for further investigations and potential charges from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).

Meanwhile, in a separate legal matter, the High Court is slated to provide additional directives regarding a case involving the Director of Public Prosecutions’ bid to withdraw Sh30 million corruption charges against former Kenya Pipeline Managing Director Charles Tanui.

The DPP has secured an order halting any additional proceedings linked to the case, following the Anti-Corruption Chief Magistrate’s court’s refusal to grant the state’s request for charge withdrawal.

During Wednesday’s hearing, Senior Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions Alexander Muteti informed the court of the state’s unpreparedness to proceed due to the High Court’s intervention.

Muteti disclosed that the High Court’s order permits the state to pursue a review of the case, with a hearing scheduled for Thursday before the presiding judge of the anti-corruption High Court.

In light of the High Court’s directive, the magistrate’s court adjourned the proceedings, acknowledging receipt of the order and suspending the hearing pending the outcome of the application.

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