Former Sports Minister Echesa arrested over Arms Deal

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has been arrested for allegedly defrauding international investors through a multi-billion arms shilling fake tender.

Echesa together with three others; Daniel Otieno Omondi, Kennedy Oyoo and Clifford Okoth, are accused of faking a Ksh.39 billion tender for the supply of military equipment in the name of the Office of the Deputy President.

Echesa and the trio had already received Ksh.11.5 million as down payment in the con-scheme.

Echesa and his co-accused spent the better part of Thursday, February 13, 2020 were subjected to grilling at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters in Nairobi.

The four were moved to the Muthaiga Police Station shortly after 7pm.

The CID officerss are also probing whether the four colluded with other government officers in the plot and whether they forged one of the Cabinet Secretaries’s Monica Juma’s signatures contained in the tender documents.