Former CS Echesa freed on Ksh.1M cash bail in military arms deal

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and three others have been freed on a 3 million shillings bond with a surety of a similar amount or a 1 million cash bail each, after denying fraud charges in the fake arms deal.

Echesa was arraigned before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot, alongside Daniel Otieno Omondi alias General Juma, Clifford Okoth Onyango alias Paul and Kennedy Oyoo Mboya, where they pleaded not guilty to several fraud charges.

The charges include obtaining money by false pretences, conspiracy to commit a felony and uttering a false document, with Echesa terming the case a political witch hunt.

The case will be mentioned on March 3rd 2020 for pre-trial.