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40 billion KDF arms scandal revived after Echesa’s win in court case

The Director of Public Prosecutions charged former Sports Cabinet Secretary 12 counts. Some of the charges include forgery, impersonating government officials, and obtaining money by false pretense.

The 39.5 billion Kenyan shillings firearm scandal made the headlines earlier this year in February.

Court has allowed Echesa to change his terms of freedom. The court substituted his 1 million Kenyan shillings cash bail with a 2 million Kenyan shillings bond.

Additionally, Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheru, gave the Director of Public Prosecutions two days to respond to the demands of the former Cabinet Secretary.

Demands

Echesa wants the DPP to return his high-end cars that they impounded during his arrest. He also wants the DCI to return his two firearms and ammunition.

Echesa’s lawyers, Cliff Ombeta, Brian Khaemba, and Evans Ondieki, claim that the DPP has not yet responded to Echesa’s demands.

Murder

The Director of Public Prosecutions had previously tied Echesa to the death of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei. Kipyegon was a security officer attached to the office of Deputy President William Ruto.

The DCI presented CCTV footage in court. The footage showed the figure of a man that they believe is Echesa, going to DP Ruto’s office for a one-hour meeting.

The DCI believes that Sergeant Kenei was murdered in connection with the arms scandal and did not commit suicide as everyone thinks.

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