Father to the late Kipyegon Kenei, John Chesang has hit out at Deputy President William Ruto for doing nothing one year later since his son was murdered.
Speaking in an interview, Chesang stated that the second in command had gone silent on the matter despite making huge promises to the family ahead of Kenei’s burial.
He lamented that no action had been taken since his son was killed and had no form of communication whatsoever despite it being reported that the second in command gave his promises in an emotional private meeting between himself and close members of the Chesang family.
Chesang questioned what action the DP had taken adding that his family is expecting to see because he had claimed that he would have been the target instead of his late son Kipyegon Kenei.
The father of the deceased pointed out that the Deputy President was blaming the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on the probe saying that it was being used to undermine his office yet he has not informed the family of any other entity he is using to carry out the investigations.
Chesang expressed his disappointment with the DP saying that his family sees him do his things yet they remain hurt.
He added that his late son who worked at the Deputy President’s Harambee House Annex offices for over seven years should be accorded the respect he deserves.
“We just see him go about his business. We are truly hurt. Our son worked in that office for seven and a half years. Why has the office not given him any respect?” he added.
Chesang explained that before his murder, his son Kenei had unsuccessfully tried to leave the office twice due to what he termed division among colleagues.
He explained that there was no bad blood among them and the only issue was that he from the Tugen tribe while the rest were Nandi.
The father added that his late son was not let out of the office often and also never got equal allowances.
He further added that had his son been allowed to leave, his death would have been avoided.
Kenei was found dead at his house in Nairobi in February 2020. He was to record a statement in connection to the fake Ksh. 39 billion arms deal that involved former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa