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A great guy by all means — Itumbi heaps praise on officer who worked at Ruto’s office

By Vincent Kejitan | February 21st 2020

Dennis Itumbi has described the late Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei as a diligent officer who was very respectful and loved his job.

Through a post on social media, Itumbi highlighted several instances he interacted with the deceased and lauded his professionalism, describing him as ‘an amazing policeman.’

“Kipyegon Kenei, was one of those great people…You would not fail to notice him, ever sharply dressed, great suits and patriotic to a fault.

“We spoke many times, after my arrest he told me, " Gold, is refined by fire," adding, " The fire is done, now it is time to stand out, you just needed to sustain the heat and you have done your part” wrote Itumbi.

On one occasion, Itumbi’s badge, which had the Kenyan flag, was upside down and Kenei rushed after him and asked for permission to fix it.

“One day, I told him I was uncomfortable with the reference as Sir and his response, " I hear you sir" - I gave up insisting.

“I pray for his family and friends, that God may strengthen them and provide them with peace and deep comfort,” he wrote.

Adding: “He spoke very few times, but was always pleasant. You would not miss his presence, because as they say in the street, " Suti zilimkubali"…You made life a smile. You really did.”

His father Mzee Chesang said he was deeply saddened by the news and urged the government to get to the bottom of the matter.

Kipyegon’s body was found in his house in Villa Franca Estate, Imara Daima. Witnesses said he had a bullet wound in the head and his gun was found lying next to his body.

Police who arrived at the scene at first described the incident as suicide and took the body to the mortuary.

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