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Does CS Echesa Own House Where Ksh32 Billion Of Fake Cash Was Recovered?

Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa. [IMAGE/ COURTESY]

Yesterday, a raid in a house in Ruiru house unearthed a rot in the financial sector, with over Ksh32 billion fake money being recovered, both in local and foreign currency.

Fake gold was also discovered in the house. It is expected that the money should belong to some crook outside the government, but reports reaching Kahawa Tungu indicate that the house where the money was discovered belongs to sports cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa.

Among those arrested are Joseph Munyao and Nancy Muthoni after DCI officers received word from members of the public. He (Munyao) apparently worked with Secure Africa and lived in a home belonging to a man who has been accused of impersonating President Uhuru Kenyatta.

It is not the first time the CS has been roped into scandals, with the president seemingly giving it a blind eye despite his clarion call to fight graft.

Two months ago, Echesa was trapped in the middle of a human trafficking investigation.

The CS is said to have issued eight girls from Pakistan with special passes into the country as cultural dancers.

Read: DCI Kinoti Reveals How Corrupt Government Officials Wired Ksh4 Billion From Nairobi to London Then Back to Nairobi

The girls were arrested at Bella Bella Club in Parklands and according to lawyer Evans Ondieki, the girls are in Kenya with CS Echesa’s permission.

Ondieki argued that the eight had paid Sh45,000 each to the Immigration Department for the special passes and are legally in the country until January 18, 2019.

“What government are the police serving and what government is Mr Echesa serving? Aren’t they serving the same regime,” the defense lawyer said.

Senior principal magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot ordered the women to be kept in a safe house and under the care of Nadeem Khan, the director of Blue Heart, a non-governmental organization that specializes on human trafficking, violence and child abuse.

This was after the advocate urged the court to release the girls on humanitarian grounds.

“On humanitarian grounds I urge this court to release these girls as they have not bathed for the last one week, health rules require women to freshen up and bath as many times as they can afford,” he said.

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Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

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