Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa arrested

By Waweru Titus: Thursday, February 13th 2020 at 14:56 GMT +3 | Sports

Rashid Echesa [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa was arrested on Thursday and taken to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road.

The reason behind his arrest is not clear.

Echesa was fired in March last year when President Uhuru Kenyatta reorganised his power axis to achieve his Big Four legacy dream.

Before his sacking, Echesa was under fire at the ministry with various graft scandals emerging and national teams constantly complaining of being under-funded.

In May last year, the former Sports CS was arrested alongside Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala over killings by a criminal gang which left 18 people dead in Matungu, Kakamega County.

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Police intercepted Echesa while he was on his way to attend to another meeting in Likuyani where Deputy President William Ruto was going to commission the construction of a road.

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