Tangatanga members took to social media on Monday to express their disappointment with Kinoti described as a political gun for hire being used to rescue the dying Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).
The vocal Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika accused the spy chief of fueling ethnic animosity in DP Ruto’s backyard ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Senator Kihika also added that the move by Kinoti to open old case is meant to incite communities and raise tension across the country.
The lawmaker further accused the regime of using security organs to commit crime out of political desperation and failing BBI.
When U see their Hatchet Man @DCI_Kenya trying to raise tensions and incite communities against each other U know they R desperate! Hope they don’t KILL people,BURN houses to justify Kinoti’s statements Kenyans ‘d resist temptation to engage in VIOLENCE & continue living in PEACE
— Sen. Susan Kihika (@susankihika) November 23, 2020
Another DP’s point man and Kericho Senato Aaron Cheruiyot said Kinoti’s move was shameful and desperate adding that the DCI boss will not succeed where the Kenya National Human Rights Commission and the Commission of Inquiry on Post-Election Violence (CIPEV) which was chaired by retired Judge Philip Waki failed.
“It is very shameful of Kinoti to weave his unending political tales using victims of 2007 PEV. He cannot claim to have the capacity to do a better job than KNHRC and Waki commission,” the senator said.
The Kericho lawmaker challenged the state to activate the reports of the two commissions that probed the chaos if they mean to serve justice to the PEV victims.
And the outspoken Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwah said the DCI Kinoti is only being used by brokers and con men to settle political scores.
“The political circus and shenanigans Kinoti has been taken through by these political brokers and con men, from Fight against Corruption to now an attempt to drive ethnic animosity in the Rift to rescue BBI is appalling,” Ichungwah said.
But Wiper’s Mutula Kilonzo Jnr had a different thought saying the reopening of the cases on account of threats to individuals must be probed.
DCI Boss Kinoti vowed to prepare a watertight case against the 2007/08 Post-Election Violence perpetrators after receiving statements from a section of the victims at the DCI Headquarters on Monday.