Leaders in fierce exchange over Sh39b 'military contract' linked to DP Ruto’s office
Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu has asked Deputy President William Ruto to step aside over the Sh39 billion guns scandal that saw former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa arrested and charged at JKIA court.In a statement she released on Sunday, responding to DP Ruto’s defence over the scandal; Ngilu said that it was prudent for Ruto to vacate office to pave way for investigations.
She said: “It’s disheartening to learn that this trust has seemingly been broken by the deputy president who has clearly breached the security of the country by engaging in a fake arms deal,”
The Deputy President should stop hoodwinking Kenyans through tweets and do the honorable thing, STEP ASIDE and let investigations be conducted in an impartial environment. #AnnexCrimeScene pic.twitter.com/FIeEYkqeWU— Charity Ngilu (@mamangilu) February 16, 2020
Murkomen’s mockery did not go well with Ngilu’s new-found ally, Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua who picked Murkomen head-on as he accused the legislator of fanning malicious propaganda.
The tragedy is that Ngilu has been advised that as long as she attacks DP Ruto then her file which is ready for prosecution will be shelved&she will remain free. You may hate it but sadly that’s a sound strategy&she will truly remain free for as long as she attacks DP&sings BBI https://t.co/QHuqA5ilVs— KIPCHUMBA MURKOMEN, E.G.H (@kipmurkomen) February 16, 2020
On the other hand, the arms dealers told police that Echesa had approached them in October 2019 via mail, and he promised to help them secure a lucrative Sh39.5 billion tender. The former sports CS has been accused of defrauding a Polish company, Eco Advanced Technologies LLC, by allegedly promising he could help the company secure lucrative tenders to supply the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) with high-grade surveillance equipment. He was arrested last week over fake tender deal to supply the government with military surveillance equipment, guns and ammunition.
ODP does NOT procure for any ministry/department. Question:other than 23min in Annex,for months,which government offices involved in the 'tender' did the scammers visit? Did they access DOD? Who facilitated? Who did they meet? Get the truth.Forget the sponsored NONSENSE in media— William Samoei Ruto, PhD (@WilliamsRuto) February 16, 2020
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