MPs called on the DCI not to cloud the war on corruption by entertaining politics

More than 15 Members of Parliament have called on the Directorate of Criminal Investigations not to cloud the war on corruption by entertaining politics.

They said it was evident the current war on corruption had been politically influenced. 

They said the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti is not constitutionally charged with handling corruption issues in the country.

Speaking today during a prayer service in Ainamoi, Kericho County, in the company of Deputy President William Ruto, the leaders said it is only the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) that is constitutionally charged with the fight against the vice.

They further claimed Mr Kinoti’s office was being manipulated by “criminals” and politicians to further their own agenda.

“We support the fight against corruption but it should not be used to undermine development. When will we talk about the Big Four? We must revisit this fight against corruption,” said Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.

Mr Murkomen, who is also the Senate Majority Leader, regretted that criminals were now coming to the defense of the DCI.

“Politicians and people with questionable characters have infiltrated the Investigations Department. Mr Kinoti has actually lost it and therefore not fit to hold any public office,” he added. 

Leaders present were Energy CS Charles Keter, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu,

Bomet Senator Christopher Lang’at, MPs Sylvanus Maritim (Ainamoi), Joseph Limo (Kipkelion East), Hillary Kosgei (Kipkelion West), Nelson Koech (Belgut), Dominic Kosgei (Sotik), Kipsengeret Koros (Sigowet/Soin), Florence Koskey (Woman Representative, Kericho) and Tecla Tum (Woman Representative, Nandi).