A Harambee Annex office cop’s death has evoked mixed reactions from the nation amidst an ongoing public saga that has roped the Deputy head of state William Ruto’s name.
More fireworks have been raised in the 39 billion military arms tender saga, following the news that the police officer who was on duty when former sports cabinet secretary Rashid Echesa and two foreigners visited Ruto’s office, has been found dead in his Imara Daima home.
33-year-old Kipyegon Kenei was lying dead on the floor with a bullet wound that had entered through the chin and exited through the head. It also hit the ceiling of the said house. A Jericho pistol was recovered from the single room Kenei lived in along with 11 rounds of ammunition.
According to Standard, first to report the demise of sergeant Kipyegon, police who arrived at the scene had dismissed the incident as suicide and moved the body to the mortuary. However, they were forced to return it to the scene after learning he was a person of interest in the fake arms saga that has caused political ripples.
DCI boss George Kinoti who was on his way from Mombasa detoured to the scene and summoned officers from the homicide department to take charge. His arrival caught many officers off-guard.
He said it was too early to conclude if the incident was murder or suicide. “Let us wait. It is too early to make a conclusion on what happened.”
His body was found by a cleaner on Thursday afternoon, February 20. The officer was to record a statement on the military arms scandal but went missing, failing to show up at DCI offices.
Details that have been shared by police officers reveal that Kipyegon left a suicide note requesting that upon unearthing his death, his cousin Ben should be called as well as his brother.
“Call my cousin Ben, and brother,” stated the letter.