Directorate of Criminal investigations Director, George Kinoti has differed sharply with Deputy President William Ruto over the amount of time former Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and his accomplices in the fake arms tender saga spent at Ruto’s Office.
In a media briefing today, Kinoti stated that Echesa and the accomplices spent 1 hour 22 minutes inside the DPs office and not the 22 minutes stated by Ruto.
According to Kinoti, DP Ruto’s office provided him with an edited version of the CCTV footage that had a recording of 23 minutes.
Kinoti also stated that the footage provided to them did not show the involvement of the deceased neither the other accused person, the one who was so called General,” said Kinoti.
“The footage which we were given for the 23 minutes only shows the suspect who has already been presented in court with the involvement of international crime Rashiod Echesa and two victims enter Harambee Annex and it did not show anywhere the involvement of the deceased neither the other accused person more so the one who was so called General Juma. They only provided an edited version of the events,” narrated Kinoti.
Kinoti further stated that they only got the actual footage of the whole event after moving into the servers of Harambee House Annex and extracting the whole footage with the help of their experts.
Deputy President William Ruto on February 16th through a tweet had stated that Echesa had only stayed in his office for 23 minutes.
Echesa and three others have been charged with defrauding the two guests on the pretext they would help them secure a tender to supply military hardware.