Long serving Director of Criminal Investigations Ndegwa Muhoro has transferred several of Nairobi’s Divisional Criminal Investigations Officer (DCOIs) in purge that has been linked to bloody public demonstrations by the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA).
A source within the DCI headquarters told KLN that Divisional Criminal Investigation Officers (DCIOs) of Kilimani, Muthangari, Karen, and Embakasi were transferred to hardship areas last week on orders of Muhoro.
The long DCI boss has never hidden his partisan political interests in clamping down on opposition legislators while high profile murders remain unresolved.
The transferred sleuths were posted to Turkana, Moyale, Kwale and Lamu after allegedly being accused of inaction during NASA demonstrations within their jurisdictions where they also reportedly defied orders from their bosses to clamp down on opposition supporters.
Muhoro is also angry that DCIO Muthangari, Karen and Kilimani have failed to apprehend Dagoretti North MP Simba Arati allowing him time to obtain an order from the High Court prohibiting his imminent arrest and prosecution over the state of unrest, destruction of property as well as breach of peace in Kawangware area last month.
It would appear that there is disquiet in the police force triggered by political developments in the country that has left the country deeply divided and in a state of anxiety.
The DCI is accused importing friendly divisional bosses into Nairobi in preparation of dealing with NASA planned public demos and the forthcoming people’s assemblies.
However, there seem to have been growing defiance from among senior members of the police force who feel they are being misused to attain the political objectives of Jubilee administration.
Their bosses within the Ministry of Interior are also worried that they leak classified information to NASA leader Raila Odinga.