KDF issues warning over Echesa fake military arms deal

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The Ministry of Defence has issued a tough warning to the public for linking it to the multi-billion shilling fake military deal that is rocking the country.

In a statement seen by Uzalendo News, the army men are disappointed by the media for ‘tainting’ its image and further mentioned its intent to seek legal action.

“The Ministry of Defence is very concerned that a section of the media is creating a narrative that is scandalous and libelous in spite of what is clearly a fraudulent and criminal act. The Ministry of Defence intends to seek redress for this matter,” the statement read.

The ministry lamented that it received visits from investigators who were out to establish truths in the allegations that had been made.

“During the visit, it was established that the complainants have never interacted with any official mandated to represent the ministry of defence.

“The visit further revealed that the complainants have never been to Ulinzi House, the Ministry of Defence Headquarters as had been alleged,” the statement continued.

The Defence Ministry, which runs Kenya’s Defence Forces, distanced itself from the scandal that has dragged former Sports CS Rashid Echesa, who is at the center of the case.

“The Ministry of Defence wishes to reiterate that we have an elaborate procurement process and structures that ensure transparency and accountability of any procurement process as guided by the Public Procurement and Assets Disposal Act (2016),” the statement concluded.

Rashid Echesa and three other people have since been released on a 1 Million shilling bond.

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