Deputy President William Ruto on Friday accused the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) of dramatizing the murder of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei.
Kenei, a police officer attached to DP Ruto’s Harambee Annex office, was found dead at his house in Imara Daima, Nairobi on February 20th with a single gunshot wound on his head.
On Thursday, DCI head George Kinoti said the cold-blooded murder of Kenei was 100 percent connected to the Sh39 billion fake military equipment tender that was allegedly brokered at Harambee Annex by former Sports CS Rashid Echesa and his accomplices.
Kinoti said the murder of the 33-year-old officer was well planned in order to appear like he committed suicide. Kinoti added that the deceased was set to record a statement regarding the fake tender scam on the day he was discovered dead.
But in a post on his Twitter page on Friday, DP Ruto said the DCI should tell the country who killed the officer and the motive.
“The truth MUST be found on WHY, HOW, and WHO killed Sgt kenei. The family, ODP, and Kenyans want the TRUTH & JUSTICE and culprits held to account,” wrote Ruto.
He added: “The drama, distortions, convenient half-truths and the smear campaigns in sponsored headlines amounts to criminal cover up.”
In a statement on Thursday, DP Ruto described Echesa and his accomplices as “crooks and cartels” who breached security to access his office.
“The entry into the office of the Deputy President that was aided by some security officers was a breach of security,” the statement read in part.