DCI Kinoti is making it clear to politicians that he will reopen Post-Election Violence case of 2007/08. This is causing tension among political leaders like those associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
The politicians took to social media to claim that Kinoti is attempting to fuel ethnic animosiy in Rift Valley. They are also describing him as a political gun for hire to rescue the dying BBI.
Susan Kihika, the Nakuru Senator, accuses Kinoti of stirring up communities and increasing tension in the country by reopening the post-election violence case. Kihika advises the State against using security organs to carry out crime due to political need.
Aaron Cheruiyot, Kericho Senator terms the Kinoti’s move as a shameful act. He additionally says that the DCI won’t triumph where the Commission of Inquiry on Post-Election Violence and Kenya National Human Rights Commission was chaired by Philip Waki, a retired Judge.
Kimani Ichungwah, Kikuyu MP, says Kinoti is being used by brokers and conmen to fight political wars. He adds that Kinoti should say not to those politicians that are out to use him and his office. In addition, Ichungwah says Kinoti is being taken from fight against corruption to attempt in causing ethnic animosity.
Mutula Kilonzo Jnr, Makueni Senator, says reopening the case on account of threat of individuals should be interrogated. Similarly, he says the state had set up a task force back then but no evidence was found to prosecute anyone.
Kinoti guarantees people that he will prepare a case against the 2007/08 Post-Election Violence criminals after obtaining statements from victims.
Currently, a number of 118 cases from complaints and witnesses have been collected by police.
The DCI says they will carry the bible and swear before the court saying who killed who and who grabbed who’s land. He expresses optimism in the country’s court system saying it is capable of trying the cases and ensuring justice to victims.
However, when he was asked to say the region where the Post-Election Violence criminals come from, he denied. He adds that his mission is not to profile citizens according to their regions and ethnicity.