Deputy President William Ruto’s long time aide Farouk Kibet has hatched plot to milk millions from the late Mzee Daniel Moi’s family-owned company.
Farouk has moved to demand what he has termed as a reasonable offer for damages from Standard Media Group.
Farouk is also demanding an apology from the Mombasa road-based media house.
This follows a controversial story ran by the media house’ newspaper that linked three of DP Ruto’s aides to the Ksh 39 billion military arms deal.
According to the story ran by The Standard, detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday camped at DP Ruto’s office.
The detectives were 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 were 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 who was arrested on Thursday last week was on Monday released on a Sh1 million cash bail amid investigations into the Sh40 billion arms fraud case involving American organisations, Echo Advanced Technologies.
At the Milimani Law Courts on Monday, Mr Echesa was charged alongside three people — Daniel Otieno, Clifford Okoth and Kennedy Oyoo.
They all denied charges of conspiring to commit a felony, making a document without authority, obtaining money by pretence, attempting to commit a felony and uttering a false document.
Mr Otieno, Mr Okoth and Mr Oyoo were also released on the same terms.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com