Directorate of criminal investigations is breathing fire in the wake of attacks on it by politicians allied to the deputy president William Ruto who are opposed to his crusade against corruption.
DCI boss George Kinoti said corruption fights back and that the days of sacred cows were over and that it was time for action.
Kinoti added that he has express powers to probe graft as ,mandated in the constitution.
Dr Ruto had on Sunday claimed that the Director of Criminal Investigation George Kinoti is being used to scandalise politicians and undermine mega Jubilee projects under the guise of fighting corruption.
DP’s allies told Mr Kinoti to focus on fighting robberies and petty crimes and leave the war on corruption to EACC.
In response, the Police Service fired a tweet on Monday afternoon that quoted the National Police Service Act 2011 on the functions of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
The roles of the DCI include among others undertaking investigations on serious crimes including homicide, narcotic crimes, trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, economic crimes, piracy, organized crime and cyber-crime.
NPS ACT 2011
Functions of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.
The Directorate shall—
collect and provide criminal intelligence;
undertake investigations on serious crimes including… https://t.co/HXw6rzkeY8
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) March 18, 2019
“I want to be clear that we fully support the fight against corruption. But we will resist and reject any attempts to weave political narratives and propaganda into the projects in the name of fighting graft,” the DP had said at a church function in Limuru.