Televangelist David Kariuki Ngare alias Gakuyo has moved to court seeking to stop police from arresting him over alleged embezzlement of Sh1.5 billion from Ekeza Sacco.
In documents filed at the Milimani Law Courts, Gakuyo wants the court to issue temporary orders blocking Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti from investigating and arresting him over the scandal.
He argues that CS Matiang’i order instructing the Inspector General of Police to investigate and charge him for allegedly siphoning Ekeza Sacco members' savings is illegal.
Gakuyo further blames politics for his trouble with the authorities.
“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,” says Gakuyo.
He notes that he fears he would not be accorded a fair trial in court since the police are acting under pressure from Matiang'i and his political opponents. He further alleges that his political rivals are inciting the public against him.
“I believe that CS Matiang’i is unconstitutionally interfering with police independence in investigating and directing them to arrest and prosecute me before magistrates,” he notes.
He accuses the DCI of not being independent as he has received instructions from Matiang’i to take action against him.
An audit on Ekeza Sacco accounts revealed that Gakuyo irregularly withdrew the funds from the society and put them into his personal account.
He allegedly used the money to buy personal property and finance his expensive lifestyle.