A police officer has dragged the Deputy President William Ruto into Echesa arms case. The Chief Inspector Amari has revealed what was found in a vehicle en route to the Deputy President’s Karen residence. The following was revealed yesterday at Milimani Law Court during a hearing on Echesa arms case.
1. A car was impounded a while after it left Harambee Annex heading to DP's Karen Home.
This placed the DP Ruto's office as an exhibit in the Sh39 billion fake arms case. During the Milimani Law Court hearing yesterday, it was revealed that the suspects were nabbed by officers from SCPU as they were leaving the Harambee Annex. It is also alleged that the suspects were heading to Ruto’s Karen residence.
2. Fake arms tender documents were found inside a Subaru Legacy.
Chief Inspector Maurice Amari revealed that the vehicle impounded while leaving Harambee Annex was a Subaru Legacy KBY 793N owned by Kennedy Mboya who was charged together with former CS Rashid Echesa. Amari said in court that there were three people inside the Subaru Legacy and were arrested.
3. Echesa's Range Rover was intercepted while leaving Ruto's Harambe Annex and Echesa was on board accompanied by two foreigners.
The witness also revealed that Echesa was together with the Chief Executive Officer of US based ECO Advanced Technologies firm, Kozlowski Stanley Bruno. Another foreigner, an Egyptian identified as Mamdough Mostafa Lofty was together with Echesa during the operation. The two, Mamdough Mostafa Lofty and Kozlowski Stanley Bruno are the complainants in the Echesa arms case.
4. The fake tender documents were allegedly signed at Deputy President William Ruto's Harambee Annex office.
It also emerged that the controversial tender documents in the Echesa case were signed at Harambee Annex office. The said documents indicated that the Kenyan government via the Ministry of Defence was in an agreement with ECO Advanced Technologies.
5. Forged signature of CS Defense Dr. Monica Juma and that of Major General Francis Ogolla.
The controversial tender documents which had the date February 13, 2020 had purported signatures of the above two government officials. These signatures are said to have been forged. This was revealed by Inspector Miranda Nasikia at Milimani Law Court on Monday.
6. 28 CCTV photos revealed the events at DP's Harambee Annex office and also at Radisson Blu Hotel.
Nancy Ekakoro from Directory of Criminal Investigation, who is also a witness in the case produced the photos as an evidence. The photos revealed the events at DP Ruto's office where the suspects were captured together with the foreigners.
7. Fake stamp impression from the Ministry of Defence was recovered.
Chief Inspector Miranda Nasikia also testified that Chrispin Oduor Odipo, a business man who is also a suspect in the Echesa arms case was found in possession of the stamp when he was being arrested. It also emerged that Oduor allegedly received Sh11.5 million bribe. The stamp is said to have been used in the fake arms tender documents which was allegedly signed at Harambee Annex office.
The hearing of the case in which Echesa, Mboya, Daniel Otieno (General Juma) and Chrispin Oduor the director of Pzel Company Ltd are facing charges is expected to continue. The Deputy President has was dragged into this case following the above incidents that revolve around his Harambee Annex offices.
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