Weekend-long cell life for Echesa as courts set Monday for his freedom.

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Former Sports and Culture Cs Rashid Echesa[Photos/Courtesy].

“It will not help investigations for the first respondent to be detained. At paragraph 11 your honour, the investigative officer is saying that they recovered some documents hidden in the motor vehicles belonging to the first respondent but we say that no document was ever recovered belonging to the first respondent in KCR 786H. If that is the case, then, let the council be brave enough at least to avail a copy of an inventory, ” Echesa’s lawyer argued.

Former Sports and Culture Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa will wait until Monday evening 6PM to get back his freedom. Court has ordered.

During a ruling made on Friday Feb 14th, Echesa who was arrested by sleuths from the DCI last Thursday Feb 13th will be remanded throughout the weekend to allow investigators to conclude their report.

The Daily Nation reported that he will be set free on a cash bail of sh 1 million and that police have to first do search before his freedom.

Mr. Echesa who is also a known DP William Ruto ally, was linked to fraudulent deals involving huge sums of money.

He is said to have cut a deal of upto sh 40 billion involving supply of surveillance equipment including fire arms and ammunition.

He was today on Friday Feb 14th presented at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport magistrate Court where he faced charges over the mega scandal which, if itt went successful, would have taken home a colossal figure of sh 40 billion.

Efforts by the prosecution to hold him for another 3 weeks was thwarted and then reduced to just days after his lawyers reasoned with court

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“It will not help investigations for the first respondent to be detained. At paragraph 11 your honour, the investigative officer is saying that they recovered some documents hidden in the motor vehicles belonging to the first respondent but we say that no document was ever recovered belonging to the first respondent in KCR 786H. If that is the case, then, let the council be brave enough at least to avail a copy of an inventory, ” Echesa’s lawyer argued.

The state ex-official is said to have hatched a plan to swindle the billions from Turkish nationals by helping them secure the mega state deal. He is allegedly said to have done the deals through the office of the Deputy President.

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