Kenyans awoke this morning to a massive billboard in Nairobi announcing Kenya Kwanza running mate Rigathi Gachagua’s court order to hand over Sh200 million to the state.
“Freedom is coming, 200 million recovered,” screams a yellow billboard on Thika Road.
It is unclear who put up the billboard, which is a setback for UDA presidential candidate William Ruto’s campaign.
It comes on the heels of a court order this week ordering Gachagua to hand over Sh200 million, the source of which he failed to explain in a corruption investigation.
Gachagua has stated that he will appeal the order, claiming that it was politically motivated.
According to the Mathira MP, the judgment was an attempt to derail his political rise as a candidate for the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
“The judgment was rushed ten days before the elections in a futile attempt to undermine my candidature and dent my sterling performance in the running mates debate last week,” Gachagua said.