In our last conversation, Kenei said he dreamt about me — Boni Khalwale

By Vincent Kejitan | Tuesday, Mar 10th 2020 at 10:56
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Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has revealed that he was close to the late Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei.

Speaking during an interview on NTV, Khalwale said he used to refer to Kenei as his son and they met 11 years ago.

He stated that Kenei worked for the late Soita Shitanda who was a Minister in Mwai Kibaki’s cabinet.

"I knew Kenei before the Deputy President knew him. He was born at the same with my son Tigana, so I always called him my son.

“We got him in 2009 when Soita Shitanda was a Minister and he was looking for a good cop,” he said.

Adding: "We worked with the boy for a long time, and when Soita lost his seat, he introduced him to the DP. I knew him very well, in fact when you open my phone...the last conversation I had with him he told me...hey governor (he used to refer to him as Kakamega governor) last night I dreamt about you. We were that close.”

Kenei was buried at Chemasis, Nakuru County on Saturday and DP William Ruto called for speedy investigations into the matter.

Speaking during the burial service, Ruto lauded Kenei as a diligent officer who carried out his work with a lot of professionalism.

On their last interaction with Kenei, Ruto said he summoned security officers to his office on Monday, February 17, 2020, seeking to find out what exactly transpired while he was away.

“We met on Monday of the week that he was found murdered. That Monday, when I arrived at the office, I summoned the head of security as well as the person in charge of escort in that office.

"The two came into my office and I wanted to know what had taken place on the previous Thursday because that Monday was my first day at the office (since the meeting reportedly took place).

"The two briefed me about the occurrences and backed their claims with CCTV footage. Since Kenei had colleagues in the same department, I called all three into my office and asked them what had transpired at the office and they told me.

"Kenei told me that it was true he knew Echesa and he had received a call informing him that the former CS and his colleagues would be coming to the office because they had an appointment and he ushered them to the waiting room. Since investigations were still underway, I told them I needed the truth," narrated Ruto.

The DP said he directed them to record statements with the DCI and that was the last interaction he had with Kenei.

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