Kinoti’s tough response to DP Ruto’s claim that DCI is used by ‘wakoras’

"I will not allow billionaires to enjoy ill-gotten wealth in peace"

The Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti

The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has hit out at claims made by among other, Deputy President William Ruto, that his office was involved in a political witchhunt against certain individuals.

The no-nonsense police boss said he would not be intimidated by those attacking him in political rallies, saying his resolve would not be shaken.

I will not be blackmailed and I will not keep off. Tell those who are abusing me in political rallies that Kinoti is unshakable and I will not allow billionaires to enjoy their ill-gotten wealth in peace,” the DCI told Nation on Tuesday.

Kinoti spoke only a day after Ruto made the first direct attack against the DCI – accusing the independent office of working to achieve a certain political agenda.

Kuna watu wakora waende watumie ofisi ya DCI kuendesha projo na propaganda inayolenga kuhujumu programmes ya serikali ya dams na zingine (There are certain crooks using the office of the DCI to spread lies and propaganda aimed at sabotaging government programmes such as dams and others),” the DP said.

DCI to deal with petty crimes

The Deputy President’s allies went a step further to demand that the DCI ought to stop fighting corruption and concentrate on “petty crimes”.

Kinoti said his office was constitutionally mandated to deal with all crimes including corruption which is classified as an economic crime.

He termed those asking for other offices to investigate graft as beneficiaries of corruption who would not distract him.

We will no longer allow economic saboteurs to dictate to us what to do,” Kinoti stated.

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