By Kevin Koech
Slain police officer Kipyegon Kenei’s father, John Chesang, has spoken on his son’s death over a year later.
Kenei who was attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s office was found dead on February 21, 2020.
Speaking during a recent TV interview, Chesang said despite making promises to seek justice for the family, DP Ruto has since distanced himself from the matter.
He added that the DP went silent and efforts to reach him fell on deaf ears.
“Since then, no action has been taken and we have not communicated in any form whatsoever. We, the family, were expecting to see him (Ruto) because he had claimed that he would have been the target instead of Kenei. What action has he taken?” Said Chesang.
Chesang also wondered why the DP was criticising the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) yet he is not willing to help.
“He was also blaming the DCI (Directorate of Criminal Investigations). Why has he not informed us of any other entity he is using to carry out the investigations? He does not want DCI and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations), what does he want?” Posed Chesang.
The father also revealed that Kenei attempted to seek transfer from the DP’s office in several occasions prior to his gruesome death.
“He tried to leave the office twice. There was no bad blood. Only because he was from the Tugen tribe while the rest were Nandi. He was not let out that often, and never got equal allowances. If he had been allowed to leave, this death would have been avoided,” he disclosed.
Kenei was set to record a statement in connection to the fake Ksh39 billion arms deal.
He was on duty at the Harambee House Annex office when embattled former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa walked in accompanied by two foreigners to sign the infamous KSh 40 billion fake arms tender.