Kenei’s Murder: DPP Says He Has Never Seen File of Late Sergeant Attached to Ruto’s Office


The murder probe of former Administration Police officer Kipyegon Kenei may have hit a dead-end if the remarks by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution is anything to go by.

Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji. PHOTO: Courtesy

The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji disclosed his office was yet to be furnished with an investigation file to allow him to approve the prosecution of the murder suspects. “There is no Kenei case. The murder/suicide one? No, that file has never come to us,” Haji told Angaza News on Monday, June 21.

Kenei, a bodyguard attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee House Annex office, was found dead with a bullet wound on his head in his Imara Daima house in February 2020. Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss George Kinoti had dismissed the notion that police officer committed suicide.

The Late Sergent Arnold Kipyegon Kenei. PHOTO: Courtesy

The deceased was in the company of one man identified as General Juma and facing criminal charges in an arms deal involving former Sports CS Rashid Echesa. “We tried to explore all the theories so that if indeed he killed himself we just let the matter rest. But we found some clues that made us conclude it was not suicide,” he said.

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According to the top detective, there was no evidence of any impact resulting from the bullet exiting through the forehead.

If indeed Kenei committed suicide, then he would have fallen on his bed and not on the floor where he was found.

“We found that if he could have shot himself by placing the gun on his chin, then definitely he would have fallen on his bed. What we found was something stage-managed because he did not fall on the bed but the floor,” said the DCI boss.


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