Ruto: Critics out to link me to Sh39b Echesa arms’ deal
SEE ALSO: Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa arrested“The desperation of my political competitors on their choreographed smear campaign against Ruto is evident even for fools (whom we have a shortage for) to see,” he said. Ruto said all those being sought after led by ex-CS Echesa are just scapegoats and soon the investigation will be directed at him, telling the DCI to go for the culprits and leave him alone. “Just wait and see where this will end up. Washindwe! Go for the fraudsters. Leave me to serve the nation,” said the DP. The staff of interest to the police investigators include security officials, secretaries and aides serving in the office of the DP. Police officers aware of the plans said they believe the staff had information on the conception and execution of the deal.
SEE ALSO: Former Sports CS Echesa arrested“They must have known something. Again the complainant has named some of the staff. We also recovered the fake tender papers from the office,” said a senior officer aware of the investigations. Echesa was on Friday charged with forgery over the deals and released on Sh1 million bail. He is however still in police custody as the police complete their investigations. He was arrested alongside Daniel Otieno Omondi, Kennedy Oyoo Mboya and Clifford Okoth. Echesa is said to have used the Office of the Deputy President and the signature of Defence Cabinet Secretary Monica Juma to cut the fraudulent multi-billion-shilling deal to supply military surveillance equipment and guns. The complainant, who is an American based in Poland, told the police Echesa approached them through e-mail, introducing himself as a Kenyan politician who would hook them up with a lucrative Sh39.5 billion tender.
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