DCI Kinoti Reveals Unknown Evidence to MPs over Agnes Wanjiru Murder

DCI Kinoti Reveals Unknown Evidence to MPs over Agnes Wanjiru Murder

BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,2ND DEC,2021-Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti made shocking revelations before the Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations of the National Assembly on the death of Agnes Wanjiru.

Appearing before the committee on Thursday, December 2, DCI Kinoti revealed that Wanjiru was dumped in a septic tank while still alive.

Members of Parliament were shocked by the DCI’s revelations and demanded swift answers and prosecution of the UK soldiers suspected to have a hand in her murder.

DCI Kinoti told lawmakers that they have already constituted a team that will be flying to the UK to interview the soldiers involved and pledged prosecution.

He further stated that the homicide team was on standby and will interview the suspect and the witnesses as soon as they receive communication from the UK.

The Departmental Committee on Defence and Foreign Relations did not hold back their disappointment with how long it has taken security organs in the country to take action and prosecute the people involved in the murder of the 22-year-old.

Yatta MP Charles Kilonzo called out DCI Kinoti and the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai for the delay in investigating the matter and even accused security agencies of attempting to cover up the murder.

Kilonzo stated that DCI Kinoti was quick in investigating the murder of Dutch businessman Tob Cohen and aiding in the prosecution of the suspects but it took seven years for the Wanjiru case to get recognition and for authorities to pursue justice.

“You were the lead investigating officer in this matter and within no time you did not even ask for an inquest you were able to prosecute the suspect but when it comes to a poor Kenyan it takes the route of an inquest even after the postmortem was done and it said she was put in the septic tank when she was still alive,” the Yatta MP stated.

“The police was not convinced and that is why we insisted you come. When Shamala came here he said the police was not aware that it was murder… I’m very curious to know why the cover-up,” he added.

Members of Parliament also demanded answers on why the police were silent over the matter since 2012 and challenged the DCI and the police IG to show them what they had done to prosecute the case before 2021.

As Kenyans and the world learned more about the death of Wanjiru, details emerged indicating that the British soldiers who were suspects in the case joked about the incident on Facebook.

A report by The Sunday Times, a UK publication, on Sunday, October 31, indicated that nine British soldiers, including the officer accused of murdering Wanjiru, joked about the death on Facebook years after her body was found in a septic tank in Nanyuki, Laikipia County.

The accused soldier had served on the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. It is alleged that one of the soldiers on the Regiment posted two photos with the caption “If you know, you know,” which was accompanied by a crying and laughing emoji.

A number of soldiers responded to the post with one sharing a ghost emoji and another posting the phrase, ‘septic tank.’

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