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Echesa Appears in Court Over Fake Firearms Deal

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa appeared before a Magistrate court in Milimani, Nairobi on Monday to answer to criminal charges related to fraud.

Lawyers representing Mr Echesa claimed in court that his case was a political witch hunt.

His legal team wants the case filed before JKIA Law Courts in which prosecutors had been asked to detain him for 21 days to be withdrawn first before he is charged at Milimani.

However, prosecution says the accusations of political persecution have to be put on record in an affidavit for the State to respond.

Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot has said the matter raised is weighty and he will therefore give a ruling at 2pm.

Mr Echesa is charged alongside three others identified as Daniel Otieno, Clifford Okoth and Kennedy Oyoo.

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Timothy Omondi