Head of Directorate of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti promised Kenyans of justice for all the victims of 2007 Post-election violence. The almost saintly “bullet-defying” blessing of the (C.B.S.) 1st Class – Chief of the Order of the Burning Spear award holder, 35 bullets survivor, the maverick promised to nab the high and mighty and ordinary Kenyan with no fear or favor.
The trendsetter detective has transformed the intelligence department like no other ever in all the previous regimes. President Uhuru Kenyatta in his profound wisdom and intuition selected a rare, precious gem never discovered to head the DCI.
The State has reopened the 2007-2008 Post Election Violence (PEV) cases after victims alleged receiving new threats.
Speaking on Monday after presiding over an event held for the victims to record statements in Nairobi, Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti said police will do their part to ensure perpetrators are brought to book.
“We are going to the field and soon you are going to see action from us, ” he said adding that the cases will be handled by Kenyan courts.
According to the DCI boss, a total of 118 cases were registered today by complainants and witnesses.
From the cases, Kinoti said, 72 are from those whose wives/husbands/children were killed and the rest are from those who were displaced from their homes.
“Forgive us ! We will follow everything you have told us today in regards to the 2007-08 post-election violence,” he said on Monday when he addressed victims of post-election violence.
“We know those who grabbed and are feeling comfortable.. they are those who killed, who pass over graves for people who they killed.”
Kinoti said people were hurt and killed by people who knew what they were doing.
“I will defend you. My colleagues have done the drill to bury me. If I have served you well, our souls will meet our maker in heaven,” he said.
Kinoti said the government has instructed his office to ensure that no more violence and deaths are experienced.
“Let them try again. We will follow the truth and we will prepare all the files and we will say this is the person who killed this person, ” he said.
“Very soon you will see the outcome of this event. We will look for them. I know they are waiting for another poll violence to occur.”
He also bitterly recounted the heinous act where people and children were burnt in Kiambaa church, Uasin Gishu County, where they had sought refuge after being driven out of their homes.
“Go and see the number of children who were burnt. Who were left like pieces of wood…like charcoal, old people who could not walk and were escorted to the hideout were burnt,” he said, as he referred to the statements by the witnesses.
Asked to reveal the regions where the victims came from within the country, Kinoti said he was not on a mission to profile Kenyans using their regions and ethnicity.
He expressed optimism on the country’s system adding that it has the capability to try the cases and serve justice to the victims.