The government through the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) has launched criminal investigation of Senator Johnson Sakaja and Wavinya Ndeti.
The move by the National Police Service(NPS) follows an ongoing online debate among Kenyans on social media on the authenticity of the certificates issued to the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC) by some political aspirants.
“Owing to the constitutional and legal mandate bestowed upon it, the NPS has commenced criminal investigation into the genuineness of the certificates presented for clearance to the IEBC by two political aspirants namely Hon. Johnson Sakaja and Hon. Wavinya Ndeti, both gubernatorial candidates for Nairobi and Machakos counties respectively and determine if any offence has been committed.” Said NPS
It is due to the above that the Inspector General of police has direct DCI to launch speedy investigations to determine the authenticity of the certificates of the two aspirants.
“Consequently, the Inspector General of the NPS has director the Director, Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) to conduct speedy investigations into such authenticity and genuineness of all the certificates, testimonials and all respective documentation presented to IEBC for clearance by the two aforesaid aspirants to logical conclusion.” Said NPS
The statement comes a day after Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja presented himself for questioning at the DCI headquarter before he was turned away as no orders were issued to that effect.
Sakaja claims innocence and political rivalry for his woes after he declared interest in the Nairobi seat under the Kenya Kwanza ticket.