CS Rashid Echesa linked to multi-million theft suspects

Detectives from the Special Crime Unit have linked Sports CS Rashid Echesa to a syndicate of seven suspects charged with defrauding Sameer Africa Finance Director, Akif Hamid Butt, of Sh 10 million and running a fake currency racket. 

According to a senior officer privy with the investigations, two of the suspects – Joseph Waswa and David Luganya, were in constant communication with CS Echesa during the months of January and February.

Rashid Echesa

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Earlier in the day, detectives impounded Ksh 8 billion shillings in fake local and foreign currency from a house associated with one of the suspects. Sources have further revealed that the CS visited Mr. Joseph Waswa at his lavish Karen Home two days before his arrest.

“We are pursuing the owner of the house where the money was impounded. Phone records clearly shows the CS is part of this racket, he even received money via mobile transfer from one of the suspects in custody”, said an officer talking on a condition of anonymity.

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In an earlier report, two of the suspects lived lavish lifestyles with one owning a fully furnished 10-bedroom house in Karen and the other having spent Kshs 5 million on a wedding attended by MPs in 2017.


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