Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday, March 7, came clean about his last interaction with the late Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei before he was found brutally murdered on February 20.
Speaking during his funeral in Nakuru, the DP disclosed that he met the sergeant for a briefing in his office over the meeting that former Sports CS Rashid Echesa had organized there.
"We met on Monday of the week that he was found murdered. That Monday, when I arrived at the office, I summoned the head of security as well as the person in charge of escort in that office.
"The two came into my office and I wanted to know what had taken place on the previous Thursday because that Monday was my first day at the office (since the meeting reportedly took place).Deputy President William Ruto views Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei's Casket during his burial ceremony in Nakuru on Saturday, March 7, 2020.
"The two briefed me about the occurrences and backed their claims with CCTV footage. Since Kenei had his colleagues in the same department, I called all three into my office and asked them what had transpired at the office and they told me.
"Kenei told me that it was true he knew Echesa and he had received a call informing him that the former CS and his colleagues would be coming to the office because they had an appointment and he ushered them to the waiting room. Since investigations were still underway, I told them I need the truth," narrated Ruto.
During his speech, the DP lamented that the Directorate of Criminal Investigations was being used to undermine his office.
"I want to tell the DCI, do your work as police officers. Stop commenting on politics... the DCI is being used to undermine my office
"I am aware that there is a huge scheme that has been orchestrated to demean and to destroy my office and to ensure that I do not get anywhere...The blood of this innocent Kenyan will not go scot-free," he stated.
At the event, Ruto tributed Kenei as a great asset in his office explaining that he never received any complaints about his work.
"There is no one time I received complaints from guests who were attended to by him. I can, therefore, say that without a doubt, he was an asset in my office... For that reason, it must be found out who, what and how he was murdered," he added.
"The DCI has been mobilised , for political reasons, to discredit and destroy my office with all manner nonsense and to bring me down. Those in this scheme are boasting that I will not be there soon. Since the system cannot elect anybody, they can only kill. But there is God in heaven," he later tweeted.
He later promised that all individuals involved in the murder of the sergeant would not go unpunished.
"Let me tell you, all those who killed this boy because of any reason will not have any peace until we find them. Those who are running this scheme, let me tell you that unless you kill me, I am not going to back down because the country belongs to all of us... I already know some of their plans that are coming in my future," he remarked.
The DCI has concluded that Kenei was murdered ruling out suicide explaining that the 'suicide' note which was found next to his body did not bare his handwriting.
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