Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti implicated officers working in Deputy President William Ruto's office as possible culprits in the murder of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei.
DCI Kinoti implicates Ruto's aides in murder of Sergeant Kenei
Kinoti highlights suspicious sequence of events
Kinoti said his detectives had identified several suspicious incidents that were being probed further and likely to offer more evidence in Kenei's murder.
The DCI noted that Ruto's aides had written to Inspector General Hilary Mutyambai where asked for police to help in tracing Kenei who was reported as missing.
Kinoti said it was suspicious that the officer was assumed to be missing even before the office could make an OB statement or even visit his residence.
"The deceased had wanted to record a police statement on 19th . There was an official statement declaring him missing on 19th, which begs the question - how was this conclusion made? We have not received a signal or any OB statement which demonstrates the seriousness of the matter.
"To declare someone missing is not merely because someone is not picking his phone. Ideally, you make efforts, say by going to his place of work and contacting his relatives and if they are unavailable you conclude he is missing," Kinoti stated.
The DCI boss further noted that the letter from Rutos office sent to the IG after reports that Echesa had fraudulently accessed the DP's office.
Kinoti said the initial letter was written on 18th but did not call for investigations but rather mentioned areas which had been breached.
"On 19th, another letter was sent to the IG but now something very suspicious is that there was boldness to investigate and prosecute any officers found culpable."
"The two letters appeared to have been written by two different people although they were from the same office. We have looked at the reference numbers and the structure which was not consistent but we are still this as part of our murder investigation and they shall have to explain the sequence," Kinoti added.
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