Contrary to the early statement on the exit of former DCI Boss George Kinoti, President William Ruto yesterday revealed that he fired him.
On Wednesday night, during an interview with the media, Ruto said he had fired him because of the increased mysterious killings and kidnappings in the country.
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However, Ruto didn’t comment more on the issue of Kinoti “that is a topic for another day.”
He expressed his sadness at the fact that over 200 corpses of innocent Kenyans had been collected from rivers and thickets and that the reason for their deaths was yet unclear.
“In a police station, there was a container in the Nairobi region where people were being executed. How did we get there? What kind of institution was that? That’s why I let that Kinoti guy go,” Ruto, who was clearly upset, stated.
He said that a separate task force will not be formed to examine the killings since Ipoa already has that responsibility.
Ruto announced Kinoti’s resignation in September of last year when he chose his cabinet.
“There will be no extrajudicial killings in Kenya under my administration. I have agreed with IG and other police bosses that police will operate within the law”, Ruto stated
Further Ruto said his administration will work with all institutions.
“Police must defend themselves, that is the law. I have been a victim of police harassment, but I have notified the IG and other police commanders that they have no business carrying out political orders”, Ruto added.
On the banditry matter, Ruto said it is serious but it hasn’t reached to a level where KDF needs to be involved.
“In future, we will have security installations in some affected areas. Small arms is a big challenge not just in Kenya. CS Interior Prof. Kithure Kindiki is guided on what we should do to deal with bandits and illegal firearm holders”, Ruto Noted.