Former CS Rashid Echesa Takes a Bold Step Against DCI

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa has sued the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over mishandling of his properties.

According to Nation, Echesa sued the DCI for revoking his firearm licence, confiscating his two pistols and taking his Range Rover.

The developments come a day after Echesa was arrested and five vehicles recovered from his Karen home by DCI detectives.

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa.

He was later released on Monday evening.

Echesa was accused of fraudulently acquiring three motor vehicles from a widow, who claimed that Echesa refused to give her back the motors after giving him for safe custody.

Echesa, however, released a letter dated February 5th 2018, which he claimed was from the DCI, that had vindicated him from an alleged fraudulent acquisition.

In the letter purported to be from the DCI, the complainant identified as Esther Kabura is found to have told Echesa to dispose of the vehicle on her behalf.

It was established that Echesa bought the vehicles and was making partial payments, believed to be for the vehicles, to the complainant’s accounts.

The latest scandal comes barely a month after Echesa was implicated in a fake arms deal.

The former sports CS is alleged to have used the Office of the Deputy President and the signature of Defence Cabinet Secretary Amb. Monica Juma to cut a fraudulent multi-billion shilling deal.

In a narrative depicting a movie script, the former Cabinet Secretary is said to have approached foreign investors through mail introducing himself as a Kenyan politician who would hook them up with a lucrative Ksh.39.5 billion tender.

To show commitment he is reported to have asked them to pay a firm known as Pizzle Consultancy 115,000 US dollars. An equivalent of Ksh.11.5 million which he is alleged to have pocketed.

H e was presented in court where he denied charges of conspiring to commit a felony, making a document without authority, obtaining money by pretence, attempting to commit a felony and uttering a false document.

He was released on an Sh1 million cash bail.


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