Deputy President William Ruto is attended the burial of the late Sgt. Kipyegon Kenei in Rongai, Nakuru despite DCI Kinoti linking his office to the murder.
Labour CS Simon Chelugui, who is cousin to the deceased, was at hand to receive the DP at the Chamasis home in Solai ward today Saturday.
Ruto was accompanied by Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, Nakuru Woman Rep Liza Chelugui, Mogotio MP Daniel Tuitoek and Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri.
The late Kenei worked as the Head of Security at the DP’s Harambee Annex office in Nairobi.
He was found dead at his house in Imara Daima, Nairobi County, on February 20 with a gunshot wound on the head.
The DP has since demanded that relevant authorities expedite investigations into the death, and spare Kenyans the unnecessary drama.
“The truth MUST be found on WHY, HOW,and WHO killed Sgt kenei. The family, ODP,and kenyans want the TRUTH & JUSTICE and culprits held to account. The drama, distortions, convenient half-truths and the smear campaigns in sponsored headlines amounts to criminal cover up,” he said on Twitter on Friday.
Kenei’s father Chesang also wants the government to reveal the data from his late son’s phone.
Preliminary investigations found that money was send to the family using the phone but data deleted from it after that.
Detectives handling the matter previously told the press that the Kenei’s killers had colluded with an employee of Safaricom to erase crucial data from his phone after his death.
The missing data is a crucial link that will trace the very last moments of the police officer before he was killed at his one-roomed house.
During the funeral service on Friday in Nairobi, Mr. Chesang looked disturbed before the body arrived: he only talked to a few relatives.
The service was almost brought to standstill by the late Kenei’s fiancéé Alice Chesang who broke down after seeing the casket.
The couple that had two children was to be married in August.