Deputy President Dr William Ruto has come clear on the military scandal that almost defrauded a Polish company of Sh39 billion.
In a statement Monday evening, DP Ruto distanced himself from the saga which saw former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Eachesa and three others detained for days.
Ruto stated that he was not in the office during the 9 am visit by Echesa and two other foreigners to his office.
The DP has also stated that Echesa lacked an appointment with him on the material day when they visited his office to ‘seal the deal.’
When Echesa and company got wind that DP Ruto was working from his Karen home instead of Harambee Annex, they bolted out of the reception according to DP’s statement.
The group had been holed up inside the Annex office between 9:39 and 10:02, making it a total of 23 minutes.
Echesa has since been released on a Ksh1 million bail together with Clifford Okoth Onyango, Daniel Otieno Omondi and Kennedy Oyoo Mboya.
DP Ruto said his office has been cooperating with detectives drawn from Directorate of Criminal Investigations and that all the CCTV footages had been made available for review.
On February 15, DCI detectives raided the houses of Echesa where they recovered two guns and more than a hundred rounds of ammunition.
So a contract of Department of Defense worth Kshs 39B was drafted and signed in a waiting room without any lawyer and without any witness by a person purporting to be PA of DP with 2 polish nationals and the 2 foreigners have not been arrested ? Maajabu haya @ahmednasirlaw pic.twitter.com/lMwT1VGneq
— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) February 17, 2020