DCI starts fresh probe into the 2007/8 post election violence

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have launched a fresh probe into the 2007/8 post-election violence following complaints from several communities who were affected by the chaos.

DCI head George Kinoti said the complainants expressed fear for their lives. Kinoti said they took the matter seriously so as to deter such cases from occurring in the future.

“We have received numerous complaints and we are acting on them. We will not let it happen again,” Mr. Kinoti said.

He added that they have received 118 cases – which include 72 people who lost relatives in the chaos and who claimed they were still receiving threats.

Kinoti said 44 others are from people who were kicked out of their homes adding that they are taking action because the threats and intimidation reported by some of the victims are similar to what happened in the country in 2007-08.

“It is a matter we cannot take lightly because we all saw what happened in our country. People were well profiled and deliberately perceived as enemies just because of their voting pattern,” he said.