Former Sports CS Echesa to be treated as an ‘armed and dangerous criminal’, says IG Mutyambai

Former Sports CS Echesa to be treated as an 'armed and dangerous criminal', says IG ...
FILE PHOTO | Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa at the Milimani Law Courts on February 27, 2020. PHOTO | DZUYA WALTER | CITIZEN DIGITAL

Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai has issued an ultimatum to former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa to surrender to police following the incident where he was caught on camera assaulting an election official during the Matungu by-election in Kakamega County on Thursday.

In a statement issued Friday afternoon, the police boss said should Echesa fail to surrender by 1pm today he will be treated “as an armed and dangerous criminal.”

Echesa went into hiding following the assault incident that ocurred at the Bulonga polling station, with police launching a search for him.

“The IG has directed Hon. Rashid Echesa who is on the run after assaulting an election official to surrender to the nearest Police Station by 1.00 pm this afternoon otherwise he will be treated as an armed and dangerous criminal,” reads the statement.

Echesa slapped the IEBC officer accusing him of chasing one of their agents out of the polling station during voting.

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