DCI Kinoti Speaks After Death of Ruto Security Officer

  • Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti during a meeting with religious leaders at Serena Hotel on May 29, 2019
    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti during a meeting with religious leaders at Serena Hotel on May 29, 2019
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  • Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti visited Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei's Imara Daima House, after the officer, attached to Deputy President William Ruto's Harambee House Annex office, was found dead on Thursday, February 20.

    A report by People Daily on Friday, February 21, stated that Kinoti took time to lead detectives in combing the house after the already decomposing body was discovered with a bullet hole in the head. Kenei was to record a statement in the fraudulent Ksh39 billion arms deal involving former sports CS Rashid Echesa. 

    "No comment for now. Let's wait for investigations," Kinoti informed the media at the crime scene.

    Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei who was found dead at his Imara Daima house on Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei who was found dead at his Imara Daima house on Thursday, February 20, 2020
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    While speaking in Mombasa, on Thursday morning, February 20, Kinoti affirmed that his agency was building a watertight case against former sports CS Rashid Echesa, with more arrests looming.

    "We are expecting more arrests and more revelations. There is more than the public will know about this. We are also building a strong case because he (Echesa) was arrested while in possession of actual evidence," Kinoti stated as quoted the Daily Nation on Friday, February 21.

    Alongside a spent cartridge, a note was also found in Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei's Imara Daima house, with police suspecting the officer committed suicide.

    The note had four words inscribed on it, 'call my cousin Ben'. 

    Nairobi Police Commander Philip Ndolo confirmed that investigators were treating it as a suspected suicide, as homicide and forensic detectives combed the house.

    Kenei was reportedly found dead by his workmates, who decided to pay him a visit after failing to track his whereabouts via phone.

    They found the door open when they arrived at his house, with his body lying in the sitting room in a pool of blood. Kenei was shot or shot himself through in the head through his chin.

    Neighbours informed the outlet that they did not hear the sound of a gunshot or commotion.

    Deputy President William Ruto called for a speedy investigation into the death of the police officer attached to his office. 

    "Deeply saddened by the death of Police Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei who worked in my Harambee House Annex Office. Kenei was a disciplined young police officer. I urge the relevant authorities to conduct a thorough investigation to ascertain the circumstances surrounding his death.

    "My heartfelt thoughts to the family, colleagues and friends. Rest In Peace," Ruto tweeted on Friday morning, February 21. 

    Police officers at the house of the late Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, a police officer attached to Deputy President William Ruto's office, on Thursday, February 20, 2020
    Police officers at the house of the late Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei, a police officer attached to Deputy President William Ruto's office, on Thursday, February 20, 2020
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