Slain officer sent money to father, wife at night
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SEE ALSO :Safaricom probes insider fraud claims“He would tell us that his job was demanding and that he needed time to relax after 9pm, and that is why he would switch off his phone,” Chesang said. He added: “The death of my son has taken a toll on our family. We suspect he was tormented, forced to send us the money by assailants who killed him.” Kenei was scheduled to record a statement with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in connection to a Sh39.5 billion fake firearm tender. The officer was said to be on duty when former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa hosted two foreigners at Harambee House Annex building. Chesang said the family was dissatisfied with investigations and questioned why Kenei’s body was moved from the crime scene without thorough investigations then later returned. It took the intervention of the DCI boss George Kinoti to have homicide department take charge of the crime scene. “How did police carry my son's body to the mortuary and leave the pistol that lay next to it? Didn’t we have investigators to comb the house?” he asked. Kenei’s elder brother, Kimutai, said they suspected he might have been killed by assailants who later dumped the body inside his house. Kimutai questioned why there were no blood stains in the house whose door was found open when the body was found. In addition, the family wants the DCI to retrieve Kenei's last communication and its content. “We want to know who was calling him and the message they were having. It is such information that will lead to key suspects in his mysterious death arrested,” said Kimutai. Homicide detectives yesterday revisited the officer's house and reconstructed the scene using experts. Mr Kinoti led the team including doctors and a cartoonist to reconstruct the scene. They staged a mock shooting to confirm if the gunshot could be heard and how far. Neighbours said they did not hear any sound of gunshot from the house where Kenei lived. [Mercy Kahenda, Cyrus Ombati and Jennifer Anyango]
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