DCI Kinoti Reopens Kiambaa Church Cases After 118 Statements

  • Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addresses the media on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
    Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti addresses the media on Thursday, March 5, 2020.
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke
  • Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti, on Monday, November 23, revived the 2007/2008 post elections violence cases including that of Kiambaa Church.

    Speaking during a press briefing at the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road in Nairobi, Kinoti disclosed that the police were ready to ensure justice is served to the victims.

    The agency revived the case after some victims recorded fresh statements, with some of them claiming they were being threatened.

    Kinoti noted that a total of 118 victims showed up at the headquarters to record statements.

    Some of the victims of 2007/08 post election violence who recorded statements at DCI on Monday, November 23, 2020.
    Some of the victims of 2007/08 post election violence who recorded statements at DCI on Monday, November 23, 2020.
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    "DCI George Kinoti: We have registered around 72 cases from those whose wives/husbands/children were killed…We have recorded cases of some who were driven out of their homes.

    "We have 118 cases in total registered today with complainants and witnesses," stated Kinoti.

    In the clashes that occurred in 2008, several people who were seeking refuge in a church in Kiambaa, Eldoret, were burnt to death after youth allegedly armed with bows and arrows attacked them.

    In his address, Kinoti disclosed that he was keen on reopening all past cases and welcomed other aggrieved Kenyans to come forward.

    "I do not want to regionalize cases by stating the regions from where those who have registered them come from.

    "As DCI, we are welcoming all Kenyans afflicted by this problem," Kinoti added.

    1,300 people were killed in the clashes.

    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters along Kiambu Road
    Simon Kiragu
    Kenyans.co.ke