Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Former Sports Cabinet Secretary, Richard Echesa, has moved to court seeking to have his Range Rover (Reg No.KCR 786H) released.
Through his lawyer, Bryan Khaemba, Echesa told Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate, Kennedy Cheruiyot, that using public transport exposes him to the deadly coronavirus that has so far killed 50 people, countrywide.
The CS also wants his firearms – a Beretta 92 and a Ceska pistol – released into his custody until the prosecution files a response to his request.
“Let the vehicle and his firearms be released until the State is ready to respond to the application.”
“It is almost three months since the application was filed in court [and there is no progress on the matter].”
“It is against logic why the case was filed under a certificate of urgency,” Mr. Khaemba said.
Echesa was arrested in March as a result of a complaint filed by a Kisumu resident, Esther Kabura, who accused the former Minister of stealing her late husband’s high-end vehicles.
The high-end cars were a Toyota Land Cruiser V8, Passat, Mercedes Benz E-Class, Ford and a Lexus without number plates.
When police raided his Karen residence, they took all the cars including his latest Range Rover KCR 786H.
The Kenyan DAILY POST