Nairobi News


Echesa: My children are still asking me why I was sacked

A month after he was unceremoniously dismissed as the Sports Cabinet Secretary, Rashid Echesa now claims several of his friends and Western Kenya leaders have abandoned him.

Echesa also says President Uhuru Kenyatta has never bothered to explain why he fired him.

The former Cabinet Secretary made these claims while addressing mourners during the burial of former acting managing Director of Nzoia Sugar Micheal Kulundu.

“I have a family, I have a following of people and friends asking questions which I can’t answer. People are asking what I did to Uhuru. Even my own children are asking me why I was fired,” said Echesa.

Echesa was sacked by President Uhuru Kenyatta on March 1 and replaced by Amina Mohammed.

And perhaps after growing disgruntled by the lack of explanation, Echesa has accused President Kenyatta of plotting to ‘kill’ the sugar sector.

He said the bilateral agreement between President Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni allowed Uganda to export milk and eggs to Kenya and increasing the annual sugar import quota from Uganda was bound to hurt the agricultural sector in Western Kenya.