Kenyan government beefs up security for key officers and witnesses involved in renewed anti-graft war

The renewed war on graft is giving suspects sleepless nights

Some of the officers who have had their security personnel increased include the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti as well as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji.

Likewise, potential witnesses, who are due to testify in the various corruption cases, have been placed in safe houses.

The Witness Protection Agency (WPA) confirmed that they were sheltering a number of people who will testify through the agency's internal mechanisms once the cases pick up.

Untouchables

The heightened security comes as concerns mount that the hitherto untouchables and politicians affected by the graft war are likely to harm the officers and witnesses involved in it.

A number of high-profile suspects have had their bank accounts frozen and assets suspected to have been acquired through proceeds of crime impounded.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday assured the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that they have his full support and urged them to step up the fight against corruption in the country.

The EACC, DPP, DCI, WPA, the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) and the Judiciary are the key agencies involved in the fight.

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