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Kenya investigates fraudulent arms deal


Feb. 17, 2020

Detectives in Kenya are questioning staff from the Deputy President William Ruto’s office as part of an investigation into a fraudulent military arms deal worth nearly $400m (£300m).
In a court in the capital Nairobi a former sports minister, Rashid Echesa, has denied committing fraud.
He is accused of trying to obtain the money from some Polish businessmen after promising them they would get a tender to supply military equipment to the Kenyan military.
Police say Mr Echesa had already received more than $100,000.
Mr Ruto has also denied any involvement in the scandal.
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