Rashid Echesa attempts suicide

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Former Sports minister Rashid Echesa who is being held at Muthaiga Police Station was found unconscious in his cell on Saturday afternoon in what is described as a suicide attempt, according to police records.

Life-saving measures were initiated immediately, emergency medical services and life-saving efforts continued before rushing Echesa to hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

“It has not been established why he wants to end his life as he has not drafted any suicide note to reveal what is troubling him” a police officer spoke to a journalist.

Echesa was arrested Thursday by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives over Sh40 billion fake military tender.

He was arraigned on Friday morning at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) court and police

asked the magistrate to be allowed to detain him for 21 days in order to complete investigations.

The prosecution said investigators need to travel to the US to collect more evidence.

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