Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has filed a fresh application in court seeking to have his Range Rover – registration number KCR 786H -released to him.
In his petition seen by mahakamani.new, the axed former cabinet secretary is arguing that using public transports could expose him to the coronavirus.
That particular car is among Echesa’s five vehicles which were impounded three months ago when police raided his Karen home.
Echesa, through his lawyer Bryan Khaemba, also told Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot that he also wants his firearms which were confiscated by police released to him.
“It is almost three months since the application was filed in court. It is against logic why the case was filed under a certificate of urgency. Let the vehicle and his firearms be released until the State is ready to respond to the application,” argued Khaemba.
Khaemba explained that his client has been forced to stay at home for fear of contracting the disease.
The State has promised to respond to the matter within two days.
Echesa also moved to court in March requesting that the vehicle be released on grounds that he had suffered embarrassment and loss of dignity while using public transport.
“The respondents’ continued confiscation of the vehicle has subjected me to embarrassment and loss of dignity because I am now forced to use public transport, and even sometimes travel on foot,” he pleaded.
In March this year, Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa sued the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for revoking his firearms licence, confiscating two pistols and his Range Rover vehicle.
In the application certified urgent before Milimani Senior Principal Magistrate Kennedy Cheruiyot, Mr Echesa says police confiscated the items while conducting a search of his house in Karen, Nairobi, on February 13 and 15, 2020.
He wants the firearms licence reinstated and the seized items that the DCI detectives attached to the Serious Crimes Unit raided his house and arrested him released.
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