Changes for DCI detectives as investigations continue

DCI Boss George Kinoti [Photo: Kenyans.co]

Nov, 25th 2020 – Kiambu Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss Jeremiah Ikiayo has been moved in new changes by their director George Kinoti. Jeremiah has been named regional head of the directorate in the Eastern region in an apparent promotion.

In the changes, 20 senior DCI officials have been moved to other areas of jurisdiction in a bid to enhance service delivery. Others who have been moved include Kayole DCI boss Josphat Ndung’u to Mombasa. He has been replaced by his counterpart from Dadaab Peter Rioba.

The changes come after investigations into the Post election violence cases were reopened. Officers from the homicide, Land Fraud Unit of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have been recording statements from victims mostly from the Rift Valley Region.

Reopening of the investigations raised concerns especially from allies of Deputy President William Ruto. They claim that revisiting the cases is aimed at reviving the International Criminal Court case against Ruto. DCI boss however clarified that the ongoing investigations will only deal with incomplete cases.

In a statement yesterday, Kinoti said, “We remain true to our mandate to prevent disrupt and deter crime before it occurs. Whenever the DCI receives such complaints from a person or a group of persons regarding a threat to their security, we are duty bound to investigate expeditiously without any favour or prejudice. If, in the course of investigations we find that a particular case was determined by the courts, we do not re-open such a case”

The move comes amid reports that a top security organ had raised concerns over inciting speeches both by local and political leaders, warning that they are likely to cause chaos in the country.

According to the agency, any violence will be intensified by a number of factors and has to be eradicated. According to detectives, one of the challenges in detecting and preventing chaos is the increased use of social media which creates an opportunity or platform to plan without necessarily meeting physically.

Kinoti added that the exercise will go on without fear or favor. He said, “While arbitrating between conflicting parties, we give audience to all without favoritism to ensure an amicable solution is achieved.”

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