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New DCI boss tells off Rigathi Gachagua over pursuing corruption cases

New DCI boss says won’t stop probing corruption cases in an apparent response to Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ (DCI) acting director, Hamisi Massa, has declared that the agency will not give up on its pursuit of corrupt officials.

Massa rebuked individuals who think DCI investigations are intrusive in a speech on Tuesday, October 4th, during the formation of a new multi-agency team.

The new DCI boss said that they will be proactive in their investigations and and will not ignore information of criminal activity.

“When dealing with public figures, the stakes are high. They are looking at their reputation; they will try and safeguard their interests in the public domain. They will see us as being intrusive. Criminal investigations, by their nature, are intrusive,” Massa said.

He went on to ask the politicians to let the DCI do their job stating that they won’t be destroying evidence when raiding offices. 

“We have the mandate to raid your office. However much it may not be acceptable to anyone, let us do our job. Public officers fear raids by DCI but we want to ensure that one doesn’t destroy evidence,” He stated. 

” When we come for you, we can be very polite but we will be firm. We will do enforcement with a human face. We will take you to court while smiling.” He added. 

Massa, who took over from George Kinoti made remarks in an apparent response to DP Gachagua who chastised anti-corruption agencies over corruption cases.

Recently, DP Gachagua reprimanded anti-corruption agencies, telling them to cease eavesdropping in on public servants and return to their Kiambu headquarters.

The remarks by the DP generated concern among the institutions, and critics claimed that the remarks would encourage impunity. 

“We have told DCI to go back to Kiambu Road and wait for crimes to be reported. They have no business in government offices, hovering all over and creating a toxic environment,” Gachagua said. 

Gachagua in an Interview with Citizen TV last weekend again spoke about the DCI and stated that they will appoint someone who is not a professional. 

“We are looking for a professional DCI, not a politician, not a drama queen, and not an actor. We want a DCI who will not spend time on drama and the press,” he said. 

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