Solai youths urge government to expedite investigations into Sergeant Kenei’s death

A section of youths from Solai, Nakuru County have called on government to expedite investigation into the death of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei.

The Police officer was attached to Deputy President’s office.

The officer who on Thursday was found dead in his house in Nairobi’s Imara Daima estate on Thursday evening is said to be at the centre of the ongoing probe of the 39 billion shillings fake military arms fraud.

And now youths under the Solai Youth Forum have joined the family of the deceased officer from Solai in demanding justice.

Addressing media in Nakuru on Saturday afternoon the youths led by Cynthia Murugo say the case is of magnitude and should be treated with such.

They refuted claims and narrative going round that the officer committed suicide and as Solai residents they now want the government to investigate the matter and ensure justice for the family.

“As friends and neighbors of the deceased officer we are calling on government to investigate this matter seriously and tell us who killed Kenei because this is not suicide” said Cynthia.

Similar sentiments echoed by Brian Kimalet-a resident of Solai and a close friend to the late officer.

The long term friend of the late officer says he had interacted with Kenei a week ago and he admits that he (Kenei) was full of life and never showed any sign of depression or stress.

According to Kimalet, the police report on the case was not adding up as per the scene of crime and he is now calling on the government to ensure the matter is addressed and Kenyans get to know who was behind the murder of the officer.

“The police report concerning the death has some things not adding up. Can the government and the security apparatus look into this case and see to it that the family gets justice” he said.

On his part Moses Esekon while condemning the incident, stated that as youths of Solai and Nakuru County where the officer had a home want the matter investigated further.

According to Esekon, it is sad for a youth officer who had great dreams for his family, the people of Solai and Kenya as whole to loose life min such a situation.

“As youths of Solai and Nakuru county we want the government to investigate further into this matter” said Esekon.

Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei of Administration Police’s Security of Government Buildings (SGB) was missing since Wednesday when he was supposed to accompany his colleagues to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to record a statement regarding the fake arms saga.

His body was found in his house in the estate, long after he had gone missing. Witnesses said he had a bullet wound in the head and his gun was lying next to his body. The body was discovered at about 4pm by locals who called the police.

Witnesses said there was a bullet hole on the roof of the house. Police who arrived at the scene had dismissed the incident as suicide and removed the body to the mortuary.

However, they were forced to return it to the scene after learning he was a person of interest in the fake arms saga that has caused political ripples.

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