The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has refuted earlier reports that it was reopening Post Election Violence Cases.
In a statement on Tuesday, November 24 2020, the DCI said it was looking into recent complains from the public who raised concerns about their safety.
“I would like to draw the attention of the nation to the misconceptions that the DCI has decided to revisit PEV cases that happened in 2007/2008. This is not the case,” the statement read in part.
“The DCI has recently received complaints of fear and apprehension from members of the public who feel that their lives and property are in imminent danger owing to threats,” it continued.
DCI Kinoti explained that when such complaints are made the agency is mandated to look into the threats and find a way forward to ensure all lives and property are protected.
He further said that the DCI can not probe cases that were already tried and prosecuted in the courts as per the constitution.
“I, therefore, wish to caution members of the public against being misled by those taking my statements out of context alluding that the DCI is revisiting PEV cases,” Kinoti stated,
His sentiments come after a section of Tangatanga leaders criticized him after he spoke on Monday, November 23 2020.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi has hit out at DCI boss George Kinoti for allegedly scheming to revive the PEV and ICC cases as part of a plan to undercut Deputy President William Ruto ahead of the 2022 polls.
Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika accused Kinoti of inciting communities and raising tension in the country by trying to reopen old cases.
Kericho Senato Aaron Cheruiyot termed the move shameful and desperation from Kieleweke.
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwah accused Kinoti of being used by brokers and conmen to fight political wars.