Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti has responded after Kakamega County Senator Cleophas Malala claimed that his life was in danger.
Speaking before the Senate Justice & Legal Affairs and the National Security Committee, Kinoti refuted Cleophas Malala’s claims stating that there was no evidence that the claims were true.
He went on to state that the Kakamega County Senator had given him pictures of the three alleged officers admitting that he knew one who is stationed at Wajir.
“In the DCI, in the Special Service Unit, Sir we don’t have all these officers here. The Senator sent me a picture of five men who purportedly want to kill him. I do not recognize them as officers, but if they are existing, we are ready to do an ID parade. Out of these names, I only recognize one being an officer, who is stationed in Wajir. But these others are not police officers, neither with the DCI nor the National Police Service,” he told the Senate.
Kinoti went on to state most of the things mentioned were just fictions and the informant responsible for the information might just have wanted to cause panic.
On Monday 14 September, Cleophas Malala broke down in the Senate as he said that his life was in danger.
He noted that as a young father, a husband, and a representative of the people of Kakamega it was very disheartening knowing that there were officers who were ready to take his life any day.
He went on to request the Security Committee and the Inspector-General Hillary Mutyambi to look into the matter.
He disclosed that he had written letters and called many offices seeking help but it was not forthcoming.
“I have begged for security and nobody is willing to give me security. It is so sad walking around the streets knowing I will be killed the next day,” the Senator complained.