No Uhuru yet as DPP goes for Echesa’s Range rover

It seems former Sports CS Rashid Echesa is still in the woods matters woes over cases lodged against him by the state.

This is because the Director of Public Prosecutions wants Echesa’s car and firearms be surrendered to him reviewed.

The DPP on Wednesday said that holding the vehicles pursuant to Section 26(C) of the criminal procedure code where it is mandated to detain and search items purported to have been unlawfully acquired.

DPP argues that Echesa used a Range Rover vehicle registration number KCR 786H during the commission of the offences he is charged with making it an exhibit.

However the ousted CS defended himself arguing that the State has no powers to invade his privacy and his right to own property, adding that he has tabled evidence to show that he bought the said Range Rover.

Echesa was in March 2019 sacked by President Uhuru Kenyatta in a mini cabinet reshuffle after having served as minister for Sports and Heritage for one year, a month and two days.

He was early this year arrested in his Karen home over fraudulent deals for the purchase of firearms and ammunition.