Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) are said to have spend the better part of Friday at Deputy President William Ruto’s office at Harambee House Annex in Nairobi.
This was in search of crucial evidence that can aid them pin down former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa in a Ksh 39 billion fraud case.
During the raid at Ruto’s office, the detectives checked into the building to view the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) footage for the period of interest to them.
According to The Standard, the detectives are also said to be keen to rope in all the ring leaders of the scheme as well as to corroborate the evidence adduced by the victims.
Of key interest are three top officials of the office who by the virtue of their positions ought to have been in the know when such a humongous deal was being struck.
These are long-time personal aide of the DP Farouk Kibet, Chief of Staff Ken Osinde and Private Secretary Reuben Maiyo.
Echesa is spending the weekend in police cells as detectives concluded the initial part of their probe.
Ruto was yesterday furious with the turn of events implicating his office.
The news that his office was a place of interest to detectives also unfurled a wave of criticism by his political rivals demanding he tells his side of the story.
“Go for the fraudsters. Leave me to serve the nation,” Ruto tweeted in reaction to the Saturday Standard story naming his office as the theatre of the alleged fraud.
“The desperation of my political competitors on their choreographed smear campaign against WSR is evident even for fools (whom we have a shortage for) to see. Just wait and see where this will end up. Washindwe!” he wrote.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at email@example.com and we will publish it. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org