George Kinoti DCI reveals worrying information, days after disbanding Flying Squad

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Already the DCI boss is contemplating disbanding a critical Unit.

play DCI boss George Kinoti. (Courtesy)

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti has revealed that there is yet another investigative unit which has been sharing out intelligence information with criminals.

The expose, which comes barely a month after the Flying Squad Unit was disbanded, prompted major changes at the Criminal Investigations Unit (CIU), after Mr Kinoti found several officers at the unit culpable.

“Some of the officers have been known to offer counter-intelligence to adverse parties, for bearing of intercepting intelligence information from their colleagues and thus preempting or defeating official and dully sanctioned operations,” he said in his address to the Flying Squad and Special Crime Prevention Unit.

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Mr Kinoti maintained that he had resorted to disbanding the entire unit and re-organise it, to streamline its operations.

For many years, the investigative agency has been questioned of its quality of services, given the numerous high-end cases which have not been resolved.

Reports of the disbandment of CIU come almost a month after Kinoti disbanded the Flying Squad and posted the officers to other units in the DCI.

New Flying Squad

He has since reconstituted a new Flying Squad unit under the command of Musa Yego.

The CIU officers have been equipped with, among other things, phone number trackers that allow them to quickly locate a caller’s geographical location.

In some cases, they have been accused of tracking criminals but failing to report and resorting to extortion.

“We are planning to reorganise the unit in line with the present realities.

This is a unit that should be giving us information about criminals, but at the moment, the officers on the ground have been forced to devise ways to collect intelligence as those charged with this responsibility have diverted their mandate,” Kinoti said.

The CIU was first disbanded in 2014 , two weeks after its formation.


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