ARREST

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa arrested

Echesa was arrested on Thursday and taken to the DCI Headquarters.

In Summary

• Echesa was arrested on Thursday and taken to the DCI Headquarters.

• His vehicles have also been impounded including a Range Rover.

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa.
Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa.
Image: Jack Owuor

Police detectives have arrested the former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa.

He was arrested over suspected fraudulent dealings, however, details are still scant.

Echesa was arrested on Thursday and taken to the DCI Headquarters located in Kiambu Road.

 

His vehicles have also been impounded including a Range Rover.

Last year, Echesa blamed opposition leader Raila Odinga for his sacking.

Echesa said his tough stance against privatisation of state-owned sugar factories and his unwavering support for Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 bid contributed to is removal on March 1, 2019.

Echesa was fired in March 2019 by president Uhuru Kenyatta from sports docket replacing him with the current CS Ambassador Amina Mohammed.

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