Kinoti denies allegations of political ‘harassment’

Friday, February 12th, 2021 00:00 |
Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti confers with Juja Sub-county DCI officer Richard Mwaura. Photo/PD/Mathew Ndung’u

Mathew Ndung’u and Oliver Musembi

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) yesterday dismissed as fallacious, claims that it has been working under the Executive’s command to harass politicians who have not been supporting the Head of State’s political direction.

DCI boss George Kinoti maintained that the department has only been executing its constitutional mandate of investigating crimes and arraigning suspects in court.

“For anybody to allege that we are being used to advance certain agendas is being unfair. We cannot sit down and watch crimes being done simply because they are being instigated by people of a certain class,” he said.

Speaking during the official opening of the newly constructed DCI offices in Juja, Kiambu County and which were put up in partnership between the community and area NG-CDF, Kinoti maintained that the directorate has not been and will never engage in undermining any politician.

He termed the notion as misplaced and said his department works independently devoid of political affiliations.

Seamless relationship

Kinoti reiterated that his relationship with the director of public prosecution Nordin Hajji has been seamless and that they are still on course to deliver justice for all Kenyans.

“The investigation is 50 percent while the prosecution takes the other 50 percent before arbitration is done by the court as spelt out in the criminal justice system,” he said.

He took issue with a section of Kenyans for making wrong translations when ‘ordinary’ challenges occur between the two departments maintaining that their relationship have and will continue to make major strides in the war on crime.

Wrong translations

“When some few challenges ordinarily occur here and there, it is translated as though we are fighting.

I can assure you that we have been working together and very soon you will see the fruits of our work,” he added.

Kinoti stated that the directorate is making every effort to alleviate growing cases of land fraud in Juja and Kiambu County.

He said the government, through the Ministry of Lands has trained officers to expedite land fraud cases adding that with completion of a forensic laboratory that is about to be completed, more crime-related problems will be solved.

Kinoti declared war against land fraudsters and drug dealers after local leaders led by Witeithie MCA Julius Macharia and Kiambu County Police Commander Ali Nuno decried their increase.

He praised the community for the good gesture exhibited to police saying that a good working relationship will not only help in rooting out crimes but will also ensure that police have a conducive environment of conducting investigations and serving locals.

Samuel Waigwa, the director for Sampesa Group Limited who participated in the establishment of the modern offices said that as a community, they are beneficiaries of good service from police.

He said that the initiative should be emulated by all Kenyans to ensure that police service is given a fair environment to deliver quality services to all.

“The partnership is very important. This makes police friendly to all and the partnership only ensures quality delivery of services to the entire community,” he said.

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