Home Court News Reprieve for Echesa as court suspends his further arrests.

Reprieve for Echesa as court suspends his further arrests.

He is currently at Karen Hospital.

by Robert Guyana

The prosecution has been stopped from harrassing former Sports CS Rashid Echesha pending the completion of investigations.

This is after his lawyer Danstan Omari moved to court to stop his arrest and harrassement.

He has been granted an anticipatory bail of Sh 2M and police ordered not to interfere with him.

Justice Diana Kavedza while delivering the ruling has said that is the duty of the court to protect Echesa’s rights.

This is after he claimed to have been held incommunicado for 48 hours by the police when he was arrested on March 27.

The police has been directed to proceed and charge him if after investigations are complete,he will be found to have committed an offence.

Echesa has also been directed to report to the DCI not later than  April 22,2024 for further questioning and he should cooperate with the investigations.

The court heard that his arrest came while obeying lawful summons from the county criminal investigations officers (CCIO) Nairobi .

Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale confirmed the news through a post on his social media page.

“Friends and relatives of Rashid Mohammed Echesa, we’ve now secured the release of the former CS from Muthaiga Police cells. He is now at a hospital in Nairobi. All shall be well,” the legislator stated.

Echesa was arrested on Thursday for his alleged involvement in extortion targeting Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa and is scheduled to appear in court on April 2.

Police said that Echesa had been evading arrest as they attempted to question him for possible prosecution.

This development follows the arrest and prosecution of William Simiyu Matere, alias Elijah, in a Kibera Court the previous week for extorting over Sh240 million from Barasa.


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