The father to murdered DP Ruto security officer, the late Kipyegon Kenei’s has turned the heat on Deputy President William Ruto after the murder was revisited by a local media house.
John Chesang vowed to revive the brutal murder case as he went after DP Ruto in whose office Kenei worked until his murder on February 21, 2020 in the wake of the fake arms scandal that saw former Sports CS Rashid Echesa host the victims of the multi-billion scandal.
Speaking to KTN, Chesang stated that despite making promises to the family ahead of Kenei’s burial in which he vowed not to rest until Kenei’s killers face justice,DP Ruto has distanced himself and stayed silent over the matter.
The grieving father questioned DP Ruto’s motive when he claimed during the burial ceremony that his life was on the line at the time of Kenei’s death.
The family also took issue with the DP’s criticism of the DCI which is an independent constitutional body.
“Since then, no action has been taken and we have not communicated in any form whatsoever. We, the family, were expecting to see him (Ruto) because he had claimed that he would have been the target instead of Kenei. What action has he taken?
“He was also blaming the DCI (Directorate of Criminal Investigations). Why has he not informed us of any other entity he is using to carry out the investigations? He does not want DCI and FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigations), what does he want?” Questioned Chesang.
Ruto is said to have given a personal promise to the family and claimed that DCI was being used to undermine his office.
“We just see him go about his business. We are truly hurt. Our son worked in that office for seven and a half years. Why has the office not given him any respect?” he added.
Chesang recounted that his murdered son unsuccessfully attempted to get a transfer from DP Ruto’s office after sensing divisions among his colleagues.
“He tried to leave the office twice. There was no bad blood. Only because he was from the Tugen tribe while the rest were Nandi. He was not let out that often, and never got equal allowances. If he had been allowed to leave, this death would have been avoided,” remarked Chesang.
After his death, Chesang revealed that he was contacted by a high-ranking leader who informed him that Kenei had been warned that without recording a statement, he would be killed.
Kenei was on duty at the Harambee House Annex office when embattled former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa walked in accompanied by two foreigners to sign the infamous Ksh40 billion fake arms tender.