DCI boss George Kinoti turns to FBI for help in investigating Kenei’s murder

Slain AP Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei. [Photo Courtesy]

Directorate Of Criminal Investigation boss George Kinoti has now invited the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to probe Seargent Kipyego Kenei’s murder.

Kenei was attached to Deputy President William Ruto Harambee House Annex offices and was murdered over the Sh40 billion fake military tender that where ex-Sports CS Rashid Echesa is the lead suspect.

Kinoti who is in the US for en executive training by FBI’s National Executive Institute (NEI) said Kenei’s murder probe has been heavily politicized which is likely to affect the case.

Therefore, he noted, FBI’s parallel investigation comes in handy especially due to the fact that an American investor, Koziowski Stanley Bruno who is the CEO of Eco Advanced Technologies LLC was involved in the deal.

“Kinoti wants an independent probe not just to vindicate his homicide detectives who have concluded it was murder, but also to get those behind it,” said a source according to the Standard.

Preliminary findings by DCI indicate that Kenei’s murder emanated from the fake deal and that his killers may have been people involved in the fake arms deal that roped in some officials from the Defence Ministry.

“There is no doubt it was a cold murder. The motive of cold murder is very clear. It was simply to safeguard, protect, insulate and or save the source from the adverse involvement and attendance consequences using the military procurement process in the most deceitful and fraudulent manner,” Kinoti said.

Kenei’s body was found in his Imara Daima house with a bullet hole through his chin but detectives have ruled out the possibility of suicide saying there was no blood at the scene.

Kenei was set to record a statement with the DCI on February 19. He was a person of interest in the case as CCTV footage obtained from the DP’s office shows his movements on February 13 when Echesa and two foreign investors visited the offices.

After reviewing the footage, Kinoti opined that, “It is evident that throughout he was receiving instructions, or orders, or directions from a certain source.”