Court issues warrant of arrest for cop who investigated ex-CS Echesa case

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A warrant of arrest has been issued for an investigations officer in the Rashid Echesa case.

Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot issued the directive on Monday and set August 3, 2020 as date for mention of the matter.

“That warrant of arrest be issued for the investigating officer Pc John Munjama and be effected directed that the arrest warrant be effected by the County Police Commander Nairobi City County,” the order reads.

The court had earlier directed that Echesa’s firearms and vehicle be released to him but that order is yet to be effected.

The case involves the former Sports CS and three other accused persons namely Daniel Otieno Omondi alias General Juma, Clifford Okoth Onyango alias Paul, and Kennedy Oyoo Mboya.

The four were accused of, among other things, attempting to obtain a total of Ksh.39,544,200,000 from a foreigner by falsely pretending that they would award him a tender by the State Department to supply military equipment.

The suspects pleaded not guilty to all counts – obtaining money by false pretences, conspiracy to commit a felony, uttering a false document – with Echesa terming the case a political witch hunt.