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Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa was on Thursday arrested by police over claims he attempted to convince Turkish nationals he could secure them a deal to sell firearms in Kenya in exchange for a ten percent commission.

Echesa was nabbed within Nairobi’s CBD and taken to Kilimani Police Station.

The former CS was then transferred to the Directorate of Criminal (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu road while in handcuffs.

Media reports indicate the Turkish nationals have also been sighted at the DCI headquarters recording statements.

Echesa’s car, whose make and model we are yet to establish, has also been impounded and is said to be an important exhibit in the case.

The detectives are also said to have found Echesa in possession of documents that could prove crucial in this case.

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