Uhuru slams DCI Kinoti for ‘reopening 2007/08 wounds’


President Uhuru Kenyatta has lashed out at DCI George Kinoti, over what he terms as “reopening old wounds” of 2007/2008 Post-Election Violence (PEV).

Speaking on Wednesday, November 25 during the launch of BBI signature collection at KICC, President Uhuru launched a veiled attack on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for treading on dangerous grounds.

“Wale ambao wanajaribu kuchimbua makaburi wasifikiri wanacheza, siwezi kukubaliana na mambo kama hayo. Mambo haya tumezika katika kaburi la sahau. You don’t think before you talk, you don’t think before you act,” said Uhuru.

On Tuesday, November 25, DCI George Kinoti came out to clarify that he was not re-visiting the PEV cases but probing fresh threats to a section of Kenyans.

Kinoti said that DCI is acting on complaints his agency has received of fear and apprehension by members of the public who feel their lives and property are in danger because of threats.

He says that whenever they receive such complaints regarding a threat to people’s security, DCI is duty-bound to investigate expeditiously and without any favour or prejudice.