Deputy President William Ruto has decried the abuse of criminal investigation and prosecution targeting people because of their tribe and political affiliation.
The DP says such a move is wrong and even worse if the offices are used to incite ethnic hate and tribalism in the country.
Speaking in Nakuru on Tuesday, the DP called on public officers tasked with protection of Kenyans and country not to be used for the wrong.
“I want to ask public officers charged with protection of our country not to use those offices for the wrong for in doing so you will be taking our country backwards” said Ruto.
His sentiments come days after the Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti was on the receiving end after he met purported victims of 2007/08 Post-election violence and vowed to revisit the cases.
The move saw Kinoti faulted from all corners.
And now Deputy President Ruto says the country has made strides towards cohesiveness and such should not be taken for a ride by anyone.
He reiterated President Uhuru Kenyatta’s sentiments that public officers in government as well as politicians should think before taking some actions which might have repercussions on strides made.
“As President said every leader before taking any action use your mind lest you mess the country. We want to warn the criminal investigation and prosecution not to take the direction they are taking” said DP.
Sentiments echoed by MPs Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) and Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika with the trio calling for the sacking of DCI George Kinoti.
According to the Legislators, Kinoti has shown his weakness in serving in the Directorate of Criminal Investigations by trying to revisit the 2007/08 post-election violence cases.
Sudi noting that, “Whatever Kinoti was about to bring out was a mess.We will not allow anyone to mess peace in this country. I want to tell off Kinoti and the likes that if they want this country to go back into war, then we will not allow.”
Senator Kihika on her part stating that, “Kinoti has no iota of decency, morals to mess the peace.In other countries he would have resigned already. Such a man should not be leading DCI. The President should fire him so that we know he has zero tolerance to such.”
Kihika calling on communities in Riftvalley to continue living in peace and not to allow anyone to divide them.
Sentiments reiterated by MP Ngunjiri who is also the chair Nakuru Legislators’ Caucus.
“We are peaceful in Riftvalley but Kinoti wants to mess us and that is why we are appealing to President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack Kinoti” said Ngunjiri.