DP Ruto, allies call for sacking of DCI Kinoti over abuse of office

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.


Sudi brands himself ‘peace ambassador’

Kapseret Lawmaker Oscar Sudi has branded himself a peace ambassador.

Speaking at the Nakuru Law courts after reinstatement of his security orders were issued,Sudi stated that he is is a law abiding citizen.

He noted that the court had restricted him from making public statements and he abided.

While branding himself a peace ambassador,the Lawmaker cited an incident in which he inteverned to restore peace between warring Pokot and Marakwet communities.

“I want to state here that I am a law abiding citizen.But if you check history you will realize that I also advocate for peace like sometime back in the issue of Pokot and Marakwet” he said.

The MP however pointing an accusing finger at police on how they have been going about their duties.

He called on Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to ensure he disepenses his duties without taking sides and allowing officers to be misused.

The Kapseret Lawmaker had petitioned to have his security reinstated citing that his life was in danger.

Senior Resident Magistrate Isaac Orenge in his Wednesday ruling ordered the Inspector General of Police to reinstate the  Lawmaker’s security as withdrawal was a violation of the law.

Leaders call for peace ahead of verdict on Sudi’s case

Leaders in Riftvalley Region have called on residents to remain peaceful ahead of court verdict on Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi’s case.

Addressing media at the Nakuru Central Police Station on Monday where the MP is being held,the leaders said the case should not cause division among residents.

Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika stating that they will follow the due court process.

She called on residents to shun divisive politics and many dramas happening but rather remain focused.

“We shall not be intimidated as leaders.We shall follow due process of the court up to when the verdict shall be delivered” said Kihika.

Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri dissociating himself with those planning demonstrations across the country.

According to Ngunjiri,the demonstrations will cause more harm than good.

He appealed to residents of Nakuru and Riftvalley to maintain peace.

“Sudi’s case should not divide us.We have had peace in Riftvalley and we are not ready to mess up things.A leaders we shall ensure peace” said Ngunjiri.

Oscar Sudi will remains in custody after medical examination at Nakuru level five hospital following application by his 15 lawyers that he is ailing and need medical attention

Nakuru Chief Magistrate Josephat Kalo on Monday ruled the MP to be held until Tuesday after he declined the request by the prosecution to detain him for 14 more days.

His lawyer Gladys Sholei has however raised issues with addition of three more charges few minutes before the case commenced saying that the prosecution should have notified them earlier to enable them prepare their defense.

“As part of the defense counsel am surprised that hours before the case commenced other charges were added. The prosecution should have informed us earlier” she said.


Nakuru MCAs call on MPs Sudi, Ng’eno to seek atonement from elders 

Two Nakuru MCAs have called on Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and his Emurua Dikiir counterpart Johanna Ng’eno to seek an atonement from elders over sentiments they made that might derail peace efforts in the country.

Kabazi MCA Dr.Peter Mbae and his Naivasha East counterpart Stanley Karanja while addressing media jointly at the Nakuru County assembly grounds said the sentiments issued by the two legislators does not mean good for the country.

Mbae noted that Rift valley region was hit by the 2007/2008 post-election violence and no one would like to go that direction again through utterances being made by some leaders.

He said the two Legislators Oscar Sudi (Kapseret) and Johanna Ng’eno (Emurua Dikiir) sought atonement from elders to put their ways in order.

“We have heard enough and it is time as leaders we also watch our utterances. As leaders in Rift Valley we cannot allow utterances that will derail peace efforts in place. We are therefore appealing to the two MPs to seek atonement from elders so that they can repent over the sentiments” said Mbae.

Dr.Mbae who has a background in matters of peace and reconciliation studies calling on all politicians to shun divisive utterances.

He said the relationship between President Uhuru Kenyatta and William Ruto should be left to the two leaders to handle and that such should not divide Kenyans at grassroot.

“Our two Leaders President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto know what they have for Kenyans ahead of 2022.So as leaders let us be slow in our utterances lest we mess this country” he said.

Sentiments echoed by Naivasha East MCA Stanley Karanja who stated that the Presidency is protected by the Constitution of Kenya and should be respected by all.

He says anyone who goes ahead to abuse the institution of Presidency should face the full force of the law.

While reiterating the need for peaceful co-existence in the country, the Naivasha East MCA called for stern action on all those who have abused the Presidency to avert any further such utterances.

He has also called for the immediate sacking of Environment CS Keriako Tobiko over his sentiments in Narok concerning Deputy President William Ruto who is also part of Presidency

“Anyone who abuses the Presidency goes against the Constitution and should be prosecuted as per the law” said Karanja.

Police officers in Transmara East arrested Ng’eno over incitement which he made over the weekend regarding President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family and on Tuesday Morning he was brought to Nakuru Central Police station.

Ng’eno had hit out at President Uhuru Kenyatta for the wrangles in the Jubilee Party.

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