Ruto fights links to Sh40bn arms racket as probe widens

Deputy President William Ruto during a church service at Soul Harvesters International in Dandora, Nairobi County, on February 16, 2020. PHOTO | JONAH MWANGI | DPPS

What you need to know:

  • CCTV footage taken from the DP’s office on Friday positively identified two of his aides as having been present on February 13 when former Sports CS Rashid Echesa met with officials from Echo Advanced Technologies.
  • Mr Echesa is said to have used the DP’s office to swindle Sh11 million as brokerage fees from directors of Eco Advanced Technologies Company in the pretext of being in a position to help them win the lucrative tender.
  • On Monday, Mr Echesa is set to be presented in court for a decision on whether he can take a plea or if the police can be allowed to continue holding him.
  • Meanwhile, pressure is piling on DP Ruto to step aside after his office was linked to the syndicate.

Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday distanced himself from the Sh40 billion military equipment scandal linked to his office even as investigations are set to cross borders into Rome.

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