Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations have raided former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa’s home.
The sleuths who are investigating the ownership of Echesa’s vehicles raided his Karen home on Monday.
DCI detectives investigating ownership of former Sports CS Rashid Echesa’s vehicles raid his Karen home.
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Echesa who is not new to controversy has been mentioned in several scandals, the latest being the fake fire arms deal that is alleged to have happened within Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee Annex office.
Echesa was arrested just metres away from the DP’s office on Thursday, February 13 over the scandal.
The controversy over an alleged Ksh39 billion arms deal that was to be orchestrated by Echesa took a dark turn on Thursday, February 20 when SergeantJohn Kipyegon Kemei, a police officer who was on duty when Echesa visited Ruto’s office with two arms dealers representing a Polish firm, was found dead.
Police soon confirmed that Echesa had been apprehended after allegedly getting into a fake contract with foreign investors dealing with military equipment whom he convinced he could help secure a lucrative multi-billion shilling Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) tender for arms and military surveillance technology.
He was accused of using the Office of the Deputy President and the signature, fraudulent or otherwise, of Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Monica Juma in a bid to seal the deal.
Echesa allegedly convinced the Polish firm, Eco Advanced Technologies LLC, to pay Ksh11,500,000 to a company known as Pizzle Consultancy Limited to show commitment.