Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has been arrested by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
Reports indicate that the former Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) youth leader has been taken to DCI headquarters for questioning.
The reason behind his today’s arrest is, however, unknown.
BREAKING: Ex-Sports CS Rashid Echesa arrested by DCI detectives and driven to DCI Headquarters on Kiambu road pic.twitter.com/zpNst1zON9
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) February 13, 2020
Some reports however, indicate that the former CS has been arrested over fraudulent deals for purchasing firearms and ammunition.
FORMER Sports CS Rashid Echesa arrested by DCI detectives over fraudulent deals for purchasing firearms and ammunition. pic.twitter.com/fun4ry4o0N
— CapitalFM Breaking News (@BreakingNewsKE) February 13, 2020
This is not the first time Echesa is getting arrested.
Last year, the former CS was apprehended over Matungu constituency killings.
Regional commander Rashid Yakub confirmed Echesa was arrested in Kakamega town, just after he had left a function attended by Deputy President William Ruto in Kakamega.
Echesa, who is not new to controversies, was also linked to an incident in which Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala was photoshopped with a woman while naked.
He has also been mentioned in various criminal activities among them money laundering and human trafficking.
He was linked to balle balle dancers that were deported back in 2019.