Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has come to the defence of former Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigation George Kinoto over what he termed as witch-hunt from President William Ruto’s administration.
Addressing the media on November 3, Raila noted that government officials had targeted Kinoti following Ruto’s directive on investigations of extrajudicial killings.
He stated that they would support investigations into extrajudicial killings, however, he stated that they will not allow Kinoti to be targeted in the process.
“As a party, we believe in the sanctity of the lives of all Kenyans. We are opposed to extrajudicial killings because our supporters have been the victims.
“We are however current trend of the president who seems to be pursuing a personal vendetta against past officers. Ruto’s grudge against Kinoti goes way before the elections,” he stated.
Elsewhere, Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has linked the former Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti to the collapse of corruption charges against Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.
In a sit-down interview with KTN News, Haji said Kinoti pushed for the prosecution of Gachagua, who was then the Mathira MP, despite insufficient evidence linking him directly to the charges.
Haji argued that his office has moved to review the KSh 7.4 billion graft case against the deputy president after discovering that the DCI’s affidavits linking Gachagua to the case were forged.
“On DP Gachagua’s charges, the decision was made on the threshold. We were pushed by DCI himself through the media. We felt there was sufficient evidence to charge, but later we discovered the documents were forged,” Haji said on Sunday, October 30.
The DPP accused Kinoti’s reign of being behind the forgery of evidence, especially on matters of corruption, a move Haji said has forced his office to review all corruption files that emanated from the DCI.
“It’s a pattern, it was a pattern that a lot of evidence, especially when I came to corruption cases that came from the DCI, documents were flying from all over
“And right now, we can’t depend, and we will review all cases brought from DCI in relation to corruption cases,” he said.
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