At the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, ex-Sports CS Rashid Echesa alongside Daniel Otieno, Clifford Okoth and Kennedy Oyoo pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of fraud in the recently exposed Ksh. 39 billion gun scandal.
The Ex-CS was accused of duping Polish company Eco Advanced Technologies that he would help them secure an arms tender at the Ministry of Defence, a deal in which he is accused of pocketing Ksh. 11.5 million as consultancy fees.
On Tuesday morning, just a day after Echesa and his co-accused were released on a Ksh. 1 million bail, reports that the main investigator in the case had apparently been found dead began doing rounds online.
Unconfirmed reports reaching our desk is that a lead DCI investigator in the Rashid Echesa case has been found dead. It is alleged that he was assassinated. #uonnimechoka #TuesdayThoughts #AndakoNaMabadiliko pic.twitter.com/GwGe7WeHh2
— Brian Sikulu TV 🇰🇪 ™ (@BrianSikulu1) February 18, 2020
The DCI of Echesa’s Case found dead and dumped In Kikuyu, Mr. Musyoka appeared in court yesterday to testify in the Kshs. 39B military equipments scandal and it is said that he had crucial evidence in the case. His body shows signs of stranglation before it was touched.
— Jacob Kumenda (@JacobKumenda) February 18, 2020
According to an excerpt of the viral blog post from timeslive.co.ke, the body of one Roman Musyoki – who it reports to have been the lead sleuth from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) squad that has been piecing together evidence about the rogue deal – was found dumped in Kikuyu along Waiyaki Way.
The post added that the detective’s body showed signs of having been “badly torched” before he was murdered over his supposed access to crucial, incriminating information about Mr. Echesa’s involvment in the scandal.
Immediately these rumours reached the Uhondo News desk through a concerned Kenyan, we did our usual mandatory fact-checking in order to ascertain the authenticity of the claims.
With additional help from insiders within the group handling the case, we can now authoritatively confirm the story, which was already widely shared on various social media platforms, as false.
We further urge all our readers to always exercise caution when absorbing unverified news content from the ever increasing online tabloids that prey for clicks through fake news.
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