DCI dismiss reports of the forced resignation of Seven senior officers under unclear circumstances after the swearing-in of Ruto
On September 14, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) denied rumors that seven senior officers were compelled to leave for unexplained reasons.
The George Kinoti-led agency acknowledged in a statement that the aforementioned officers were no longer on their payroll, but it denied rumors that they had been forced to leave the service.
DCI issued a clarification in response to rumors spreading on social media that several police officers connected to pre-election events had been sacked.
“The officers reported to have resigned did so under the 24-hour rule on diverse dates last month and were not forced to leave.
“The detectives who were based at different specialized units within the Directorate left to pursue their careers in the private sector as financial investigators, fraud experts, and IT specialists among others,” the statement read in part.
Furthermore, it divulged that any of its members were at liberty to leave the special unit under the National Police Service (NPS) provided that they followed the procedures set up by the service.
“The DCI clarifies that like in any other progressive institution, the resignation of staff to pursue other interests in life is well provided for in the National Police Service, under the NPS Service Standing Orders (SSO),” the agency noted.
The reports linking the resignation of the DCI senior officers to pre-poll arrests after President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua were sworn in.
Ruto and his Kenya Kwanza allies have been at loggerheads with DCI reiterating that the police had been used to settle political scores.
He has always complained that the police service had been compromised due to its link to the office of the President.