Tiaty MP William Kamket on Saturday waded into the simmering debate on the botched firearm deal pitting the Former CS for Sports Rashid Echesa and a foreign investor, that has also dragged DP William Ruto’s office.
Speaking in Nginyang, Bringo County, during the burial of the first Baringo East MP Lomeri Cheptai, Kamket, who is an ardent supporter of Baringo Senator Gideon Moi, said Ruto should be among the prime suspects of the saga and called on the relevant authorities to investigate him.
“DP William Ruto should be investigated by the DCI over the Shs 40 Billion fake tender firearm deal which was signed in his office. He is using Former Sports CS to continue with his corrupt dealings yet he is left scotfree. DCI should go for him without fear,” said Kamket.
The call to have the DP explain how his office was involved in scandal comes at a time when leaders of the opposition are asking him to give a comprehensive statement on the matter.
On Saturday, Siaya Senator James Orengo slammed the DP for allowing his office to be a party to fraudulent activities in the country saying he needs to clear his name on the matter.
According to Orengo, a series of activities that were conducted in the DP’s office were a clear indicator that he might have had a hand on the matter.
He added that the DP’s office is not easily accessible for someone to walk in for such fraudulent act without the authority of key staffs.
However, the DP on Saturday distanced himself from the scandal saying those linking him to it had an ill motive of tarnishing his name.
He faulted his competitors of orchestrating a smear campaign against him.
Echesa was arrested on Thursday by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives over Sh40 billion fake military tender.
Others arrested include Daniel Otieno Omondi, Kennedy Oyoo Mboya and Clifford Okoth.
Echesa was arraigned on Friday morning at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) court.
The court remanded former Sports minister until Monday 6 pm to allow police to complete investigations.
The court ruled that Echesa be released on a cash bail of Sh1 million.