A section of Trans Nzoia county assembly members want the Directorate of Criminal investigations George Kinoti to resign on grounds that he is inciting violence among communities residing in the Rift Valley.
Thisis after Mr. Kinoti said his team is investigating cases of new threats targeted at some victims of the 2007/8 post-election violence. He said those found culpable would be prosecuted.
The MCAs termed his remarks as an act of incitement and a setback to gains of peaceful coexistence among communities in the region brought about by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto in 2013.
“We want Mr. Kinoti to resign since he has demonstrated that he is not impartial in the discharge of his duties and is instead playing politics.,” said the assembly’s deputy speaker Stephen Njoroge.
Kinyoro ward MCA Lawrence Mokosu wondered why Mr. Kinoti wondered why the DCI boss chose to publicize the case while there are many other cases being handled by the directorate.
“The fact that he has decided to go public on this case clearly shows that there is more than meets the eye. He should not undermine the efforts used to broker peace in the valley,” said Mr. Mokosu.
Nominated MCA Ann Wanjiku said women and children bear the burden of violence and as such they are not going to give room for another atrocity just to suit selfish political interests.
“We know the value of peace since we have suffered in the past owing to ethnically instigated violence. We don’t wish to see another life lost even if it is that of a police officer,” said Ms Wanjiku.