Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti has today, 23rd September, revealed the identity one of the officers accused of trailing and planning to assassinate Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala .
Speaking before the Senate Security Committee, Kinoti demanded an apology from the senator for his false allegations.
Kinoti stated that a search in the National Police Service database had found one police officer whose name appears on Malala’s list of possible assassins.
“David Gutea Ingutia is the officer whose name appears in the list of the alleged special services assassination squad as it appears in the Malala letter.”
The officer on Malala’s list, he said, is currently based at Thika Police Station under KPLC and never served in DCI. as the senator claimed.
“He is employed in the Kenya Police Service and he is currently stationed at Thika Police Station and attached to Kenya Power and Lighting Company. He hails from Kakamega County, where Malala is the Senator.”
Kinoti said that after investigations, Malala’s claims had been found to be untrue and he called upon the Senate to have the senator charged with giving false information.
“Based on evidence on record, we find that allegations by Senator Cleophas Wakhungu Malala are untrue, malicious, false and ill-intended and, therefore, urge this committee to order the author of these allegations to be charged with the offence of giving false information,” he said.
The DCI said Malala failed to provide photos of the individuals to the investigating officers.
Kinote said the allegations had caused the officer public ridicule and taunts, making him suffer psychological and emotional trauma.
He also revealed that the officer has never been issued with a Ceska pistol, as Malala had claimed.
He said that Malala’s allegations were false and that the other names in the list were not traceable in the files.
He said: “A search through the DCI personnel data could not find any of the purported police officers’ names given in the complaint’s letter. The alleged assassination squad does not exist in the Special Services Unit and, by extension, the DCI.”
He also stated that the CCTV footage at Hotel La Mada contradicts his allegations of being trailed to the hotel.
DCI boss said Malala should be arrested for ill-intended allegations.
Malala, he demanded, should apologize to the Special Service Unit for the false allegations.
Members of the joint committee have, however, stated that they did not expect any other outcome, as the suspects were investigating themselves.
Meru Senator Mithika Linturi said: “The complexity of this investigation is that the accused people are in the police service. It the same service we are trying to rely on to give us information to enable us to unravel the mystery. It would be foolish of the police service to give us information that will be self-incriminating. It will be unfair to expect that.”