Security details have been hiked as the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) detectives raid the Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee House Annex offices this morning following the fake firearm deal that saw Kenya lose Ksh. 39 billion.
Reports indicate that DCI detectives are currently at the DP Ruto’s Harambee House Annex offices as part of probe into the fake Ksh.39 billion firearms tender that involved the the former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa.
A source from DCI privy to the information revealed that the sleuths are set to question all staff working under the Deputy President including the security guards.
The source, however, indicated that the detectives are so concerned to meet the employees who were present the day the former Sports Cabinet Secretary who has since been arrested and arraigned, and the foreigners involved in the deal allegedly visited the office.
The source further revealed that some of the questions the sleuths will be looking forward to find answers to include: “Who let them pass through and why? Who led them into the boardroom where negotiations took place? Did they have an appointment?”among others.
The second in command had been linked to the scandal which saw Echesa, one of his key aides, spend 2 nights in police custody before being arraigned at the Milimani Law Courts on Monday 31 May.
The ex-CS and his co-accused are said to have attempted to swindle a total of Ksh.39,544,200,000 from Kozlowski Stanley Bruno by falsely deluding that they would award him a tender by the State Department to supply military equipment.
The court documents dated February 13, 2020, the people involved enunciated a false agreement for the supply, delivery, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of integrating and security surveillance system between the Kenyan government and Eco Advanced Technologies at Harambee House Annex, which houses the office of the Deputy President.
Taking to his Twitter handle page on Sunday, DP Ruto confirmed that the “scammers” were indeed at the Harambee House Annex, revealing that they only stayed for only 23 minutes.
“ODP does not procure for any ministry/department. Question: other than 23min in Annex, for months, which government offices involved in the ‘tender’ did the scammers visit? Did they access DOD? Who facilitated? Who did they meet? Get the truth. Forget the sponsored NONSENSE in media,” the DP wrote.