Detectives are pursuing crucial leads that will help them nail suspects in the death of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei – an officer attached to Deputy President William Ruto’s Harambee Annex office – who was found dead last Thursday adding fresh twist to the Ksh. billion fake arms deal case involving former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and three others.
Some of the leads the detectives are following include the possibility of an intruder at Kenei’s house prior to his death.
According to an analysis of the suicide note collected on the day his body was found, the handwriting is not his.
Sources at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) told a local publication that a comparison done on Kenei’s handwriting shows the writing on his notebooks does not match the one on the suicide note – which was relied upon to arrive at the cause of death as suspected suicide.
The note bore the words “Call my cousin Ben and brother” and went on to give the named persons’ phone numbers.
Further clues will be sourced from the results of ballistic tests to be conducted on the loaded Jericho pistol and cartridges found in Kenei’s house.
The results will help to determine the type of firearm that was used to kill the officer.
Detectives will also be seeking to analyse the officer’s phone data to establish his last movement.
They will also analyse his personal belongings and swabs collected from his house in Villa Franca estate, Imara Daima. A post-mortem on the officer’s body is planned for today.
Kenei’s key responsibility at the DP’s office was clearing visitors before they are allowed to access one of the most guarded government installations in the country.
He was reportedly on duty on February 13, the day former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa accessed the DP’s office and allegedly issued a fake military arms contract to two foreigners.