The death of sergeant Kipyegon Kenei is being treated as a murder case and not a suicide. This is according to The Directorate of Criminal Investigation Department (DCI). On Friday officers from anti-crime unit cordoned the scene in Villa Franca Estate In Imara Daima and began their investigations.
A used cartridge found at the scene was this afternoon taken to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu road for ballistic examination.
By late afternoon the detectives had already completed reconstructing the scene, and they are now focusing on tracking his movements before he met his death.
It has also been reported that the death of sergeant Kipyegon will be handled separately from the Ksh. 39 billion fraud case. The serious crime unit aims at opening its own file seperate from the one to be opened by the homicide section.
“The death of the police officer is being treated as a murder case, and will be handled separately from the [Ksh39 billion] fraud case,” said the informant, adding: “The serious crimes department will open its own file, and the homicide section will do the same.”
Sergeant kipyegon before he met his death was yet to record a statement on what transpired on the material day when Rashid Echesa held a meeting at the Deputy president’s office. Kenei was among the key witnesses and his death has dealt a blow to the investigation being conducted.
He was one of the 6 administration police who were on duty on the eventful day.
Echesa is said to have accessed the office’s boardroom, where he signed fake contracts with foreigners in the multi-billion-shilling sham arms deal.
The Late Kenei’s family say they are convinced that their son was assassinated, and the suicide narrative is fabricated.
The late Sergeant kipyegon leaves behind a wife and two children. The last born is reported to be only five days old and the two were for planning a wedding in August.
The family last saw him on Sunday, February 16, when he had gone to visit them in Nakuru County. Reporting to citizen TV, Kipyegons father Mzee John Chesang said that the deceased wife was too devastated by the news that she could not talk.