Investigatigations into the Ksh39 billion gun scandal involving former Sports CS Rashid Echesa on Tuesday, February 18, took a new twist.
This after it emerged that the DCI detectives probing the matter now want the office of the Deputy President William Ruto to provide the entire CCTV footage that shows exactly what happened when Echesa and directors of a Polish firm entered the Harambee House Annex to sign the tender documents.
According to the detectives, the full version of the footage will help them establish whether anyone at the DP’s office was involved in the scandal.
Unmasking the ‘arms dealers’:
DCI officers demand entire CCTV footage from DP Ruto’s office. Officers visited office to piece together details of Feb 13th meeting.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) February 18, 2020
As the investigators continue to unmask the details behind the Ksh39 billion arms scandal, it is believed that the deal was to be concluded at the DP’s office.
However, it is not clear whether anyone from Ruto’s office was part of the plot.
The DP has denied so far denied claims that his aides met Echesa.
Ruto distanced himself from the scandal saying that he had no appointment with Echesa and his team.
He added that he never stepped in his office at Harambee House Annex on the day when the former sports minister visited.
“The Deputy President was not at the office as he was working from his Karen one before he left to attend a funeral in Murang’a. On checking his diary, there was no such appointment,” Secretary of Communication David Mugonyi said in a statement.
The detectives spent the better part of Monday and Tuesday reviewing CCTV footage and interviewing staff and security personnel at the DP’s office, the scene of the crime for a mega scandal involving a Ksh39 billion fake military tender.
Detectives are seeking answers on how Echesa pulled off military show to defraud foreign military investors.
Echesa and his co-accused; Daniel Otieno Omondi, Clifford Okoth Onyango and Kennedy Oyoo were arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, where they denied the charges.