DCI hands over final report on dams scandal investigations

Top State officials implicated

DPP Noordin Haji with DCI boss George Kinoti. The two are part of a multi-agency team investigating high level corruption cases

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti has handed over a report on his findings after investigations into the Sh21 billion Arror and Kimwarer Dams scandal.

The report was handed over to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji who will determine whether those implicated will be charged in court.

According to officials, DCI has recommended for some top government officials and a number of individuals to be charged with conspiracy to commit economic crimes, aiding the commission of an economic crime, abuse of office and negligence of official duty.

DCI boss Kinoti responds to jurisdiction question

Mr Kinoti further issued a response to politicians who had raised questions over his jurisdiction in investigating corruption cases.

"We are capable of fighting corruption. Let no one lie to Kenyans that the police department cannot fight corruption. We assure Kenyans that we will not be cowed.

"We will serve Kenyans faithfully and diligently. Anyone caught stealing public funds must be held accountable for their deeds," he stated.

He also asked politicians to give his office the space to carry out their mandate in the fight against corruption.

"As the police department, we are ready to see that mwananchi gets justice. We have the capacity to investigate. Let politicians stop peddling lies to wananchi.

"The DCI has the powers bestowed onto him by the Constitution to carry out investigations. We are already doing high-profile cases.

"We are working on the cases, let politicians give us space. I cannot give more information on the cases, as they are under investigation," he stated on Monday.

Deputy President William Ruto is among those who have accused the DCI of being used to undermine government development projects through the numerous investigations.

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