Detectives raid Ruto office, Echesa houses
SEE ALSO: Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa arrestedOf key interest, sources said, are three top officials of the office who by the virtue of their positions ought to have been in the know when such a humongous deal was being struck. These are long-time personal aide of the DP Farouk Kibet, Chief of Staff Ken Osinde and Private Secretary Reuben Maiyo. “It was not exactly a raid, rather a visit to check a few things,” an officer privy to the operation said. He said all the people involved, whether working for the DP or not, will be questioned in the proper order of time. Echesa is spending the weekend in police cells as detectives concluded the initial part of their probe. “We are analysing everything before we make further moves, all within the law,” a top officer told the Sunday Standard. The DP himself was yesterday furious with the turn of events implicating his office. The news that his office was a place of interest to detectives also unfurled a wave of criticism by his political rivals demanding he tells his side of the story.
SEE ALSO: Former Sports CS Echesa arrested“Go for the fraudsters. Leave me to serve the nation,” Ruto tweeted in reaction to the Saturday Standard story naming his office as the theatre of the alleged fraud. “The desperation of my political competitors on their choreographed smear campaign against WSR is evident even for fools (whom we have a shortage for) to see. Just wait and see where this will end up. Washindwe!” he wrote. Military imposter Yesterday, the probe stretched to the houses of Echesa and the other suspects. The former Sports Cabinet Secretary’s house is in Karen while the others are in Lang’ata. Police carted away documents they thought were relevant to the probe. One of the suspects is a former military officer who allegedly has been presenting himself as a serving military general. Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader James Orengo led MPs in asking the DP to state what he knew about the scam. In Nairobi, Lugari MP Ayub Savula urged the DP to record a statement on the events that took place in his office.
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