Thursday, June 4, 2020 – President Uhuru Kenyatta through the State machinery has rewarded former Sports Cabinet Secretary, Richard Echesa, after he attacked Deputy President William Ruto.

On Tuesday, Echesa who has dozens of cases in court bashed Ruto accusing him of being behind woes facing Tanga Tanga legislators from Western Kenya.

Tanga Tanga is an amorphous group within Jubilee Party that supports Ruto’s presidential bid in 2022.

In the last one month, MPs and Senators supporting Ruto’s bid have lost their positions in the National Assembly and Senate committees.

Echesa said those MPs and Senators have lost their positions because Ruto is a weak general, who has abandoned his troops in the middle of a purge by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

“The DP is the General, and we have been fighting for him.”

“I can’t understand how a General can abandon his troops and remain silent when they are being purged the way we have seen in Jubilee Party,” he said.

According to Mr Echesa, DP Ruto is silent because he thinks that he will exploit the sackings in 2022.

The DP, he said, had calculated that the sackings will cause anger within the community’s political elite, to his advantage.

After he bashed the DP, Echesa has been rewarded handsomely by the State.

On Thursday, the High Court ordered that Echesa be given his two guns and his brand new Range Rover that were impounded by the State after being arrested over a series of corruption scandals including Gold smuggling syndicate.


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