Yesterday, on Saturday evening, detectives from Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) visited the house of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei in Villa Franca Estate in Imara Daima.
Kenei’s murder probe back. DCI spent the night in Imara Daima.
I hear that more arrests are coming.
— Robert Alai (@RobertAlai) May 24, 2020
The visit was undertaken by the new team of detectives that took over the investigations after the first team was recalled last month.
Sources close to the investigation told Kenyan Bulletin that the Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti was part of the team.
“The impromptu visit was due to new leads in the murder of Kenei,” our source said.
The new detectives from the homicide department took over the investigations into the death of Sergeant Kenei after it emerged there were loopholes in the way they conducted their investigations into the death of the deceased officer.
Last month three officers who are Kenei’s former colleagues at the office of the Deputy President William Ruto were grilled and recorded statements concerning the murder of the officer.
In March said that forensic investigators had established that Kenei was murdered.
Kipyegon was to record a statement with the police on the fake arms scam involving former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa before he was reported missing and eventually found dead.
DCI says three men were at Sergeant Kenei’s house before the body was found.
John Chesang has been invited to the DCI as probe into the death of the slain policeman, who until his death was attached to the Office of the Deputy President, continues.
According to the Standard, unconfirmed reports have been indicating that Mr Chesang getting threats.
The allegations indicated that Mr Chesang was visited at his home by unidentified people who asked him to claim his son committed suicide.
Police are pursuing the angle that Kenei’s death was murder and his killers tried to make it look like a suicide.
His body was found lying on the floor of his house, with a single gunshot wound on his chin. The bullet exited through the upper part of his head.
Sleuths stated that data in sergeant Kenei’s phone was deleted, leaving little to rely on to trace the people he last spoke to before he was murdered.
“Everything was well planned to appear like suicide: Sending money to his family, leaving behind a suicide note, making his bed and leaving the gun next to his body,” Kinoti told the Press.