Autopsy on DP Ruto’s office AP guard to today

A postmortem examination on the body of police officer Kipyegon Kenei (pictured) is expected at the Chiromo Hospital mortuary in Nairobi.

However, there is little confusion as the family of the officer says the autopsy may not take place as expected.

The Sergeant, 33, was found dead in his house in Imara Daima Estate, Nairobi last week on Thursday.

Witnesses said he had a bullet wound in the head and his gun was found lying next to his body. The body was discovered at about 4pm on February 20 by locals.

According to the police, Kenei was a person of interest in the Sh39b fake arms deal, implicating former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa.

Police said Kenei went missing on Wednesday, February 19, when he was supposed to accompany his colleagues to the DCI to record a statement on the Sh39.5 billion fake arms probe.

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Officials claimed he had been to the office on Monday and Tuesday when they were informed they were to record a statement on Wednesday.

However, his body was found on Thursday, following reports by neighbours who complained of a foul smell from his house.

Kenei and five other AP officers were on duty at Gate A, the main entrance to Harambee House Annex, when former sports CS Echesa and two persons arrived for a visit.

The other five officers already recorded statements with the DCI and claimed they were acting on instructions to clear the guests to the second floor, the office of the Deputy President.

The incident happened five days after police arrested Echesa and three other suspects and charged them with 12 counts ranging from forgery, obtaining money by false pretence and impersonating senior government officials.

The four have since denied the charges and a pre-trial set for March 3.

This is a developing story…

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