Sergeant Kenei was murdered! Detectives unravel

Investigations are now at an advanced stage

Slain security officer Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei
Slain security officer Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei [Photo/ Courtesy]

In Brief

– DCI George Kinoti has affirmed that Kenyans will know the truth soon.

– An autopsy report by Government Pathologist indicates that Kenei succumbed to a bullet wound.

– At least three strangers were at Kenei’s house on the day he was shot dead.

Sleuths have now reached advanced stages into the inquiry of the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of a security officer stationed at Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee Annex office. Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei’s body was found in his house at Villa Franca estate in Nairobi last month.

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According to the latest report released by the investigative agencies, three strangers were in the said house on the day the security officer was shot dead. Additional reports by sections of the media indicate that the three later liaised with an employee of a lead mobile services provider to erase data from Kenei’s phone.

The detectives have since retrieved the cleared data and now purpose to use it to obtain additional clues to aid in the probe. The suspected trio are further reported to have been in persistent communication with a senior official at the DP’s office during the period.

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Last week, an autopsy report by Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor disclosed that Sergeant Kenei succumbed to a bullet wound of a shot fired from under his chin. Sleuths have since established that the shot was by Kenei’s own gun.

The mysterious death came at a time when a probe was ongoing on an alleged fake arms deal worth Sh39 billion that is said to have been sealed at the Deputy President’s office. Sergeant Kenei was on duty when former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa is said to have arrived at the high-profile office with representatives from a foreign company to sign the deal.

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Just before his death, the Sergeant was set to record a statement with the DCI in relation to the inquest. He is said to have possessed key information that could have sealed the case.

The fallen officer is set to be buried on Saturday in the Chamasis village of Rongai, Nakuru County.