Ruto speaks out after Police Sergent Kipyegon Kenei office dies

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The family of the policeman attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s office have appealed to the DCI for speedy investigations.

Sergeant John Kipyegon Kenei, was found dead, with a gunshot wound to the head, at his house in Imara Daima, Nairobi County. He was at the Harambee House Annex in Nairobi the day former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa visited and was later arrested over a fake Sh40 billion military equipment tender.

Sergeant Kenei’s family made the appeal Friday after they were dissatisfied with reports that he committed suicide.

“I have known my son since birth; he had not shown any signs of being suicidal. He exhibited no signs of stress,” his father said.

The police report said “the bullet exited through the head and hit the ceiling” and that beside the body was a Jericho pistol with 11 bullets. One spent cartridge was recovered from the house. It is suspected that the officer committed suicide. A note bearing the words ‘call my cousin Ben’ was recovered inside the house.”

“I want a comprehensive and satisfactory report about what killed my son. Saying he committed suicide is not enough,” Mr Chesang said.

Kenei’s body was found in the sitting room of his house at Villa Franca area.

He had been unreachable since Sunday and preliminary police reports indicated that he may have committed suicide.

The officer was a crucial witness in investigations into the fictitious tender deal involving Mr Echesa and America’s Echo Advanced Technologies, LLC.

He was to record a statement at the DCI earlier this week over the tender fraud but skipped his session.

The Homicide Investigations Unit at the DCI has taken up the matter, with DCI boss George Kinoti himself, who visited Kenei’s home on Thursday, leading the probe.

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