My curse on Echesa is real, Atwoli says after ex-CS arrest in Sh39bn scam
SEE ALSO :Uhuru will go for post, says AtwoliIn January 5, 2019 during the burial of Lugari MP Ayub Savula’s daughter, Joanne Chepchirchir at Manyonyi village, Atwoli asked God to punish Echesa for being disrespectful and unappreciative. The Cotu boss recounted how Echesa frequented his home to ask for financial assistance. “It is a shame that the young man (Echesa) went public about my family issues. I regard him as a son and he should have known better not to tell people how my (estranged) wife would nag him for financial support,” Atwoli claimed. He went ahead to recite a curse facing the sun. “If Echesa ever benefited from my hard-earned cash, let him know no peace in his entire life,” Atwoli declared. In less than two months, Echesa was sacked and replaced by former Education CS Amina Mohammed.
SEE ALSO :Wetang’ula should tame detractorsFast forward, on February 13, Echesa was arrested in Sh39 billion fake military equipment scams, prompting the Cotu boss to speak out on his arrest. Atwoli also slammed the office of the Deputy President where documents of the fake contract deals which led to Echesa’s arrest is alleged to have been signed. Atwoli said he has been vindicated for always maintaing that there are people who are not fit to lead this country. “If such documents can be signed in your office, then it means if you become president, you will carry Central Bank on your back and disappear with it,” Atwoli said in a statement direct to Deputy President William Ruto. Atwoli challenged those in leadership to shun corruption, stating that it would cripple the economy of the country, if left unchecked.
SEE ALSO :New NHIF rules draw anger from MPs, CotuThe case revolves around a fake tender deal to supply the government with military surveillance equipment, guns, and ammunition. His arrest followed a complaint by two gun dealers who claimed he had swindled them Sh11.5 million they had paid as ‘consultancy fees’.
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