Director of Criminal Investigations George Kinoti has dismissed a statement by IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati that the National Police Service is holding three key foreign election officials terming it ‘misleading’.
“The Directorate hereby clarifies that no such persons have been detained; or any other person working for IEBC anywhere in the Republic of Kenya. The DCI has no such office as ‘OCS Anti Terrorism Police Unit’ in our structure,” Kinoti said in a statement issued to the press.
Kinoti denied the existence of an office dubbed “OCS Anti Terror Police Unit” which Chebukati claimed was holding confiscated elections materials.
he further went on to state that the statement issued by the IEBC Chairman is not only inaccurate, but also misleading to the public and should be treated with the contempt it deserves.
In an early statement Chebukati had said that security agents at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport forced three technology contractors arrested on Thursday to reveal passwords to the electronic devices in their possession.
The police later issued a statement saying it had handed over the confiscated items back to IEBC officials after confirming that they indeed belonged to them.
By Vivian Moraa