The former sports cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa has today, 13th February of 2020 been arrested by the Director of Criminal Investigations detectives.
Former Sports CS Echesa has been taken to the DCI headquarters along Kiambu road for grilling over suspected fraud.
It is also reported that DCI detectives have seized Echesa’s vehicles including a Range Rover.
Rashid Echesa was fired by President Uhuru Kenyatta on the 1st March 2019 with his tenure as Sports ministry was marred by scandals that included the Matungu killings that left 12 people dead.
Rashid Echesa was replaced by Amina Mohammed as the Sports Cabinet Secretary, a case that left him bitter at the government and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Echesa, at one time, was linked to eight Pakistani women, who were said to have been trafficked into the country for sexual immorality with his assistance and were deported.
Echesa was to later picked a fight with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga swearing to never call him “Baba” and even daring the political titan to sack him, he was to be sacked by President Uhuru as his threat had come shortly after the famous ‘HANDSHAKE’.
“I want to dare you Tinga wherever you are, come and sack me, kuja unifute. Kama ni wewe appointing authority Kenya hii, come and sack me, please. I have a very young family to look after…” Echesa had said during a past public rally.
Echesa’s threats to Raila culminated in a near fistfight with the Alego Usonga Member of Parliament Samuel Atandi at the Kisumu International Airport.