President Ruto in an interview with the media reveals details of the ‘container where Kenyans were killed’ by rogue DCI officers.
President William Ruto on Wednesday, January 4, revealed that he fired former Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss, George Kinoti owing to the extrajudicial killings that occurred at the time.
The president admitted that he could not stand by and watch as numerous killings went unpunished during a joint interview at State House.
He emphasized that the former DCI leader oversaw a team that engaged in a string of murders.
President Ruto expressed his sadness over the discovery of over 200 bodies of Kenyans in rivers and thickets across the country, the causes of death for which remain a mystery.
“Thirty bodies in Yala, 17 in Garissa, there was a container here at Nairobi area where people were being slaughtered, in a police station…how did we end up there? What kind of rogue institution was that? And that is why I fired that Kinoti man because it’s not right. There will be responsibility,” Ruto stated.
Ruto noted that he had tasked the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to expedite the probe involving the various murders and bring the culprits to book.
“I had a thorough meeting with IPOA and we have agreed that it is not necessary for us to establish another task force when IPOA is there and it is squarely within their mandate to tell us how Kenyans ended up being killed in this manner and it was business as usual,” he stated.
In October last year, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ Special Service Unit (SSU) accused of extrajudicial killings was disbanded following a directive from then Ag. IG Noor Gabow.
All officers serving in the disbanded unit were recalled to DCI Headquarters for further instructions.