Request made by DCI Boss Kinoti to MPs

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The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti

DCI George Kinoti on Thursday requested MPs to revoke the requirement to present a suspect in court within 24 hours.

Kinoti who spoke during a closed-door meeting with the National Assembly Committee on Administration and National Security was updating the lawmakers over the ongoing probe into the numerous corruption cases being handled by his department.

“Our investigations are like throwing a stone in the forest and only getting to know the person hit when they come out.

"We will not be derailed by complaint from individuals,” remarked Kinoti.

Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor however stated that the suggestion made by Kinoti was a constitutional requirement that would require a referendum to change.

The DCI boss further noted that the Sh21 billion lost in the Arror and Kimwarer dam saga had been transferred to Italy then to London before being wired back to Kenya.

“The involved persons went to the National Treasury again asking for mobilisation funds. They got a nod and proceeded to Barclays Bank and secured loans,” explained Kinoti.

Maraga ridicules Haji and Kinoti over Friday arrests

In January, Kinoti and DPP Noordin Haji had been accused by Chief Justice Maraga of not having sufficient evidence for cases on graft.

The CJ had stated that Friday arrests made by the two heads would not be helpful in the fight against corruption.

Haji with the collaboration of the DCI head had however defended themselves stating that the arrests are made on weekends to make sure suspects send more time in jail before being presented before court.

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