Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has played CCTV footage disapproving claims by Deputy President William Ruto alleging that Ex-Sports Rashid Echesa was at his office for 23 minutes.
Kinoti had invited journalists to his office at the DCI headquarters on Thursday, March 5 several video files retrieved from DP Ruto's offices were broadcast on live TV showing Echesa's movements at Ruto office.
The footage revealed that Echesa had hosted foreign nationals at Harambee Annex for 1 hour 22 minutes.
"ODP does NOT procure for any ministry/department. Question: other than 23min in Annex, for months, which government offices involved in the 'tender' did the scammers visit? Did they access DOD? Who facilitated? Who did they meet? Get the truth. Forget the sponsored NONSENSE in media," a tweet by DP Ruto on February 15 read.
Kinoti stated that the initial 23-minute footage they yhad been handed was doctored to exclude evidence.
The footage shows Echesa was at the parking lot earlier, he leaves in his range rover car and is back minutes later with his visitors.
He along with two men of Caucasian descent approach the VIP reception of the Harambee Annex at 9.37 a.m, salute two women and an officer at the reception then head for the elevator.
They leave the office at exactly 10:02 a.m.
The 1 hour 22 minutes culminates the entire time Echesa spent at the Harambee Annex premises.
Echesa was arrested on Thursday, February 13 over fraudulent deals for the purchase firearms and ammunition in a Ksh39 billion deal. The former CS allegedly wanted to defraud foreign nationals, whom he was to help acquire a tender through the government.
During the presser, Kinoti went ahead to further demonstrate how Sergent Kipyegon Kenei, who was attached to DP Ruto's office could not have committed suicide as earlier speculated.
He argued that he had almost been convinced that Kenei committed suicide, but upon investigation, he came up with evidence proving he was murdered.
"The exit of the bullet made us come up with a hypothesis. To be fair, absolutely fair, that if it was suicide, we would have wished that he rests in peace and then ask ourselves why he had killed himself," he added.
According to Kinoti, the scene at Kenei's house in Imara Daima, Nairobi, was doctored.
"So if he could have shot himself, no matter how we demonstrated the scene to satisfy the theory and hypothesis of suicide, with him bending - as you are going to see in our report - then automatically he would have fallen on his back.
"But what we found out was a stage-managed incident which is the opposite," Kinoti argued.
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