I Have Never Signed a Contract! Echesa Speaks on His Alleged Fire Arm Fraud

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has finally spoken on his alleged Ksh 39 billion military firearms fraud.

Speaking exclusively to NTV on Tuesday night, Echesa said that he was not aware of the origin of the whole narrative.

He dismissed reports that he had signed a tender deal with two foreigners.

“This narrative of Ksh. 40B, I don’t know where it is coming from I have never signed a contract, ” Echesa noted.

He further argued that the allegations against him are being politically driven.

According to him, it is all propaganda and pure politics.

Two foreign arms dealers on Monday retraced their steps to Department of Defence headquarters in Nairobi, where they reportedly told police they visited with their Kenyan contacts who are on trial for attempting to defraud them.

American Kozlowski Stanley Bruno and Egyptian Mamdough Mostafa Lofty were accompanied by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations as  investigation into the fake Sh39 billion arms deal moved to DoD.

In court, the former Sports Cabinet Secretary, whom prosecutors allege presented himself to the arms dealers as a personal assistant to Deputy President William Ruto, and his three co-accused were charged with 12 counts, including forgery, obtaining money by false pretence and impersonating senior government officials.

Echesa, Daniel Omondi alias General Juma, Clifford Okoth, and Kennedy Mboya denied the charges yesterday and were released on bail.




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