Joseph Karanja who was among the top investigators in the 39Bn Gun scandal has been found dead along Kikuyu road .
A police officer attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee House Annex office was found dead in his Nairobi house in unclear circumstances.
The policeman, identified as Sergeant Frank Kipyegon Kenei, was one of the six officers who were being sought by the team of detectives investigating the fake Sh39 billion arms tender involving former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa. Police suspect foul play in the death.
At the centre of the Sh39 billion scandal is the former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and three others who have been accused of defrauding the US and Poland-based arms dealers of Sh11.5 million said to be consultancy fees.The companies have accused the former CS of tricking them that he would help them land a tender to supply the Ministry of Defence with military equipment worth Sh39 billion.Echesa was arraigned at Milimani Law Courts alongside Daniel Otieno Omondi, Kennedy Oyoo Mboya, and Clifford Okoth.
Another identification parade is said to be underway at the DoD to identify suspects who may have participated in the scandal.Amidst political heat, as critics called on DP Ruto to resign; he appeared to suggest that the meeting may have been held at his office, albeit, he was not part of the discussion and planning.