Kenya’s DCI Boss, Kinoti wants Senator Malala Charged for ‘lying’ about Assassination Plot

Kenya’s DCI Boss, Kinoti wants Senator Malala Charged for ‘lying’ about Assassination Plot

Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti wants Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala charged with giving wrong information about an alleged plot to assassinate him.

While appearing before Justice and Legal Affairs Committee and the Security Committee on Wednesday, Kinoti said the allegations made by the lawmaker were “untrue, malicious and ill-intended”.

The DCI boss said the remarks uttered before the committee injured the reputation of the officers implicated in the sinister plot.

According to Kinoti, the Kakamega legislator should have authenticated the claims before sharing them with the committee members.

Further, he indicated that Eaton Hotel, Thika, where the officers are said to have met does not exist and neither does an executive lounge at DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road where the officers in question  are said to have held meetings.

He now wants Malala’s lawyers who authored the allegations to apologize both in print and electronic media.

Last week, the first time Senator shocked Parliament after he broke into tears over threats to his life.

He told the joint committee that the police bosses had declined to beef up his security detail.

“I humbly request this committee and the Inspector General of Police to take action. I have written many letters and called many offices seeking help but they have not taken any action,” he told the committee.

The five officers – code name Bravo Zulu Yankee – were allegedly handed five rifles after surrendering their Ceska pistols, the senator said.

“The rifles they were given are semi-automatic and are known as Scorpio. They are Israeli made,” he said, adding that they were forced to go on a two-week leave with a Sh20,000 travel allowance, each.

The senator was on August 17 arrested at his Kitengela home for flouting COVID-19 rules while distributing sanitizers.

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