Ex-Sports Cs RAshid Echesa at JKIA Court. PHOTO | CAPITAL
Ex-Sports Cs Rashid Echesa at JKIA Court. PHOTO | CAPITAL

Ex-Sports CS Rashid Echesa released on Police bond at JKIA. The Magistrate court directed Police to release him in bond terms as Police investigation continues.

The Magistrate Court sitting at JKIA said Ex-sports CS Rashid Echesa, who was arrested on Thursday for allegedly forging documents in a fraudulent arms deal, was released on a Sh1 million police bond.

The court is expected to be briefed on compliance on Tuesday.

During the appearance in court, Echesa denied authoring forged documents in the said arms deal valued at Sh39 billion.

Echesa’s lawyers dismissed the prosecution’s claims that the said documents were recovered from his vehicle when detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) arrested him.

Further, the lawyer said the offense for which the former cabinet member was being questioned is minor and as such did not warrant his detention as authorities investigate the matter.

“From the affidavit of the Investigating Officer, it is clear the offense the applicants are investigating. A minor offense of making a document cannot call for the detention of the first respondent (Echesa),” the court heard.

“It won’t help the investigation that he must be in custody for the investigation of such a minor offense to be concluded,” Echesa’s counsel added.

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