Sergent Kipyegon Kenei, an officer who was on duty at Deputy President William Ruto’s office at the time ex-Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa held an illegal meeting at the Harambee Annex office, was murdered in cold blood, DCI George Kinoti has revealed.
According to CCTV footages played before media cameras on Thursday afternoon at DCI headquarters, Sergent Kenei was murdered, with his killers stage managing the incident to make it look like suicide.
Reports have described Kenei as a key witness in the ongoing Sh39 billion fake arms deal investigation involving Echesa and three others.
Sergent Kenei was found dead on February 20 at his house in Villa Franca Estate in Imara Daima.
A post-mortem carried out on his body on February 26 revealed that he died from a single gunshot wound.
Kenei was killed by a bullet that was fired from a pistol held to his chin.
DCI Kinoti has revealed that the impact of the single gunshot to his head could have sent him falling on the bed, instead, he was found on the floor.
Further CCTV footage shows Ex-Sports CS Rashid Echesa and other suspects were in DP Ruto’s Harambee Annex office for 1hr 22mins and not 23 mins, DCI boss Kinoti says.
Additionally, evidence has shown that the suicide note collected from his house on the day he was murdered did not bear his handwriting.
“Everything was well planned to appear like a suicide. Sending money to his family, leaving behind a suicide note and so forth but it’s a clear case of murder,” a detective privy to the ongoing investigations told the Nation.
The preliminary probe shows Kenei’s murder was planned for a long time.
Kinoti further noted that the policeman wanted to record a statement on the fake arms deal.Do you have any story you would like to share? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will publish it. You can also contact us at email@example.com