DCI Boss George Kinoti has dismissed Citizen TV’s Silaha Mitaani expose, by journalist Purity Mwambia, terming it a report meant to discredit the national police service. Speaking to the press on Tuesday from the DCI headquarters along Kiambu Road, Kinoti defended the police saying the seized arms and a handcuff by the journalist did not belong to them.
“The report seemed to be a malicious attempt to discredit the National Police Service; we can only conclude that it was aimed at creating public pandemonium over the management of the security sector,” Kinoti told the press.
In a disturbing expose, dubbed Silaha Mitaani, journalist Purity Mwambia gives details of how rogue police officers hire their firearm, uniforms, and bullets to criminals.
However, Kinoti says the expose is based on half-truths and that they cannot verify its accuracy. The spy agency has summoned Citizen TV bosses to their offices to shed more light on the report. The body has launched investigations to get to the bottom of the matter.
”We cannot fully confirm the truthfulness at the moment because we have just launched investigations to ascertain the genesis and likely loopholes being exploited by a few criminal elements in the service,” Kinoti said, adding, ”The firearm/ handcuffs could have come from us but you could have given us an opportunity to investigate to find out which station, security agency they came from & if we collaborated together, it would have been a well-done job.”