In the glare of millions of Kenyans, an investigative which featured on one of Kenya’s most reliable and influential TV stations brought the entire nation to a pin drop silence.
How a young brilliant woman would go against all odds to wear the courage of snooping into what many men find impossible, is still an unanswered question.
We have been taken back to the days of Mheshimiwa Mohamed Ali and his partner John Allan Lamu. In short, whatever took two able men to unravel has been done meticulously by one female mind.
It is however absurd that the police find malice in the nicely gathered information which would, in turn, shake the entire nation.
As he addressed the same media that exposed his house. DCI Boss George Kinoti pointed out possibilities of the media had wanted to tarnish the good name of the police. Underline the word good.
Good in the sense that investigating very important cases like the case of Kenei murder has become a problem and to date, the criminals are still being brought to book. Anyone would tell the police to let Purity Mwambia handle the Kenei case hoping that she will find answers sooner than our police.
As patriots, we need to embrace and celebrate our police force despite their scorecards, but however, for a case as serious as hiring and smuggling of weapons, I think the patriotism of our discipline forces should be alarming.
Why then should a competitive journalist in the caliber of Purity Mwambia involve the same people she is investigating in her investigation?
Truth be told Mr.Kinoti may be protecting his boys and career because that is how it should go. Sad though if things go south and the smuggled weapons are used to commit a more serious terrorist attack.
Secondly, if I were not as naughty as Kinoti I would begin with investigating the aforementioned police posts to know what exactly transpired before running to the media to clear their name. It appears police uniforms, handcuffs and guns have been belittled to the level of Ksh1000 on hire. Doesn’t only show how our policemen and women are a hungry lot but also how insecure our nation is.
“These are not our weapons” is one obvious excuse the DCI boss ought to have gone for bearing in mind it would make the matter even more complicated. Sounds as if he is saying there is a click of police officers trading illegal weapons and far much worse the business happens right inside our police stations.
I would not wish to go into depth with this matter though I feel the DCI boss should have given us an assurance of security in a state of the nation’s safety address and also used that opportunity to warn members of the police force against such crimes.