Ex-CS Rashid Echesa sent to jail

Echesa to spend weekend in jail

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa sent to remand prison until Monday, to be released on bail

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has been sent to remand prison until Monday at 6pm.

The court ruled to allow police time to conduct investigations after which Echesa will be released on a Sh1 million bail.

The former CS was arraigned at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) court where he denied charges of forging documents for an arms deal worth Sh40 billion.

JKIA court Chief Magistrate Lucas Onyina ruled that the police were allowed to search all premises belonging to the former CS.

Political witch-hunt

Speaking to reporters, the former CS claimed that the investigations against him are a political onslaught.

"This is nothing but a political witch-hunt. I am ready to prove my innocence," he stated.

The former CS was arrested on Thursday and questioned at the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road.

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