DCI Storms Ruto's Office [VIDEO]

  • Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Monday, February 17, stormed Deputy President William Ruto's Harambee House Annex office in connection with the Ksh40 billion fake arms deal scandal which saw former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa arrested on Thursday, February 13.

    The sleuths were spotted arriving at Ruto's office at around 10 a.m.

    By the time of publication, detectives were still holed up in the building as they interrogated various workers stationed at the building that houses several government offices.

    They also sought documents expected to shed light on the scandal in which Echesa is accused of defrauding Polish arms dealers whom he allegedly convinced that he was in a position to help them secure lucrative tenders to supply the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) with guns and surveillance equipment.

    Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa (far right) at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, February 17

    It had emerged that CCTV footage taken from Ruto's office had captured Echesa entering the building with two individuals; a Polish man identified as Kozlowski Stanley Bruno and an Egyptian, Mamdough Mostafa Amer.

    Interestingly, they reportedly faced no security checks and received VIP treatment during their engagement.

    Pressure has piled on Ruto from several quarters to come clean on the matter since it emerged that Echesa met officials of the Polish firm, Eco Advanced Technologies LLC., at the second floor diplomatic boardroom at Harambee House.

    It was further claimed that Echesa had assured the investors that the deal would be signed in Ruto's presence, although this did not take place.

    On his part, Ruto sought to distance himself from the scandal even as he admitted that the Polish individuals spent about 23 minutes in his office.

    "ODP does not procure for any ministry/department. Question: Other than 23 minutes in Annex, for months, which government offices involved in the 'tender' did the scammers visit?

    "Did they access DOD? Who facilitated? Who did they meet? Get the truth.Forget the sponsored nonsense in media," Ruto tweeted on the morning of Sunday, February 16.

    Echesa was on Monday arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts alongside three other suspects; Daniel Otieno Omondi alias General Juma, Clifford Okoth Onyango alias Paul, and Kennedy Oyoo Mboya.

    Among the twelve counts they were charged with are conspiracy to commit a felony, making a document without authority, obtaining money by false pretences and impersonating a public service officer.

    Watch a video of coverage of the DCI's arrival at Ruto's office courtesy of KTN News

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