Political friends to deputy president William Samoei Ruto have bashed the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) after George Kinoti made public his move to reopen 2007-2008 Post-Election Violence (PEV) cases.
According to Susan Kihika (Nakuru senator), Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo Marakwet), Aaron Cheruiyot (Kericho), and MP Alice Wahome (Kandara) claimed the DCI’s move was politically motivated.
Murkomen further claimed that the DCI was trying to clip Ruto’s presidential wings come 2022. He also added that the move would incite violence in different communities.
The senator, however, urged Kenyans to be wise and avoid participating in any ethnic fights.
“The statement by DCI is a desperate move by the System after failing in all their efforts to bring down the DP. They want to incite violence against communities in Rift Valley and especially Eldoret to weaken DP’s political strength in Mt.Kenya,” Murkomen said.
The System is at work.
Reiterating his words, Kihika claimed that the System was desperate to bring Ruto down. She further noted that the DCI’s move would only incite and raise tensions among communities.
“Hope they do not kill people, burn houses to justify Kinoti’s statements. Kenyans should resist the temptation to engage in violence and continue living in peace,” Kihika added.
Kimani Ichung’wa also tore into the DCI, bashing the move to reopen the cases. The Kikuyu MP further claimed that the System is trying to drive animosity so it can propel the BBI.
The legislators also noted that HAKI and KNHRC already dealt with the cases and the DCI reopening them only means the Investigators can do a better job.
On her part, Kandara MP Alice Wahome condemned the move claiming it is politicized. She further noted that since 2008, the DCI has never taken a keen interest in the cases. This, according to her, is a clear sign that politics is at work.
“For 12 years, there were no complaints, no complainants and statements, and no action from the DCI. Suddenly over 70 people today recorded statements on PEV,” Wahome said.
“DCI Kinoti, one would be tempted to congratulate you. But ooh, No, that is a sinister, evil plan you have hatched.”