The office of Deputy President William Ruto issued a statement regarding the CCTV footage that was aired by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti.
Speaking via a statement shared by State House Digital Strategist Dennis Itumbi, DP Ruto refuted the narrative going around that former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa had stayed at his office for over an hour.
“According to the CCTV footage. Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and his accomplices were inside the building from 9:38:29 to 10:02:37 -as confirmed by the CCTV aired at the DCI offices today.
“The rest of the time the CCTV played at the DCI shows their movement outside the office,” a statement signed by DP Ruto’s Chief of Staff, Ken Osinde, reads in part.
DCI Boss George Kinoti Speaking during a press conference at DCI headquarters on March 5, 2020.
Kinoti had invited journalists to his office and shared several video files retrieved from Harambee House Annex surveillance cameras, showing Echesa’s movements at the DP’s office.
The video showed that the suspicious activity at the office complex lasted for 1 hour 22 minutes.
However, Ruto went on to distance himself from the entire spectacle, stating that there had been a major violation of security protocol.
“The entry into the office of the deputy president that was aided by some security officers was a breach of security,” the press release further reads.
The country’s second in command disclosed that he was the one who had authorized his security team to handover the footage to Kinoti’s team upon request.
It was Commissioner of Police Joseph Rono – who is in charge of Security at Harambee House Annex, who first reported that the late Sergeant Kenei had failed to report for duty on February 19.
During his presser, Kinoti went ahead to further demonstrate how Kenei, who was attached to DP Ruto’s office could not have committed suicide as earlier speculated.
He argued that he was almost convinced that Kenei committed suicide, but upon investigation, he came up with evidence proving he was murdered.
“The exit of the bullet made us come up with a hypothesis. To be fair, absolutely fair, that if it was suicide, we would have wished that he rests in peace and then ask ourselves why he had killed himself,” he declared.
Watch the footage of the Echesa’s movements at DP Ruto’s office: