Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have apprehended a pilot at the JKIA who is suspected to have had a role in the fake arms deal that implicated ex-CS Rashid Echesa.
“On the strength of a stop order issued by the DCI Hqs Investigations Bureau, DCI detectives based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have arrested Subow Mohammed Ahmed, a Kenyan Pilot working with a local Aviation Company,” DCI.
“He is wanted in connection with Investigations into the 39 Billion Fake Arms deal,”
The deal was said to have been undertaken inside DP Ruto’s offices housed in the Harambee Annex House building.
Echesa reportedly fleeced a Polish company tens of millions as he assumed the role of an intermediary between the Ministry of Defense and the company.
The firm was to supply the State Department of Defense with arsenal the latter denying to have known about the tender.
The former CS was arrested on February 13 in the company of other individuals suspected to have worked cahoots with him (Echesa) to con the parties in the deal.
They were arraigned in court after hours of grilling at the DCI Kiambu Road Hqs. Echesa alongside his accomplices denied the various counts of charges preferred against them later securing a Ksh 1 million cash bail.
The scandal was significantly marked by the death of Sgt Kipyegon Kenei who was said to be in preparations to record crucial information with the detectives regarding the fraudulent deal.
He was found dead at his house in Nairobi’s Imara Daima area the DCI team stating he had been murdered before his body would be dumped inside the house.
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