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DCI grills Kitui chiefs over alleged August 2022 polls misconduct

A dozen local administrators from Kitui South under DCI spotlight over alleged gross misconduct during 2022 General Elections.
Chiefs during a past meeting. 12 chiefs and their assistants from Kitui South were grilled by the DCI over alleged gross misconduct during last year's general elections./FILE

The twelve chiefs and assistant chiefs were from Kitui South Sub County. They appeared before a team of DCI officers from Nairobi headquartered on Thursday morning. They included Mr Robert Kusinga who retired in September last year. He was the chief of Mutomo location. Others summoned for interrogation were Sly King'ondu from Kyatune location, Onesmus Mutaula of Ikanga location, Pius Kilunda , the chief Kibwea location and Said Philip from Ilusya location.

On arrival at Kitui County Commissioner's office, they were ushered into Kitui Police Station. They were interrogated up to 6pm where they were released after recording statements.

Kitui County Commissioner Erastus Mbui told the press that the chiefs were summoned by the DCI to shed light on a number of alleged offences that took place during the electioneering period from February to August 2022.

"The communication that I received from DCI Director General Amin Mohammed said that there are Investigations into how government relief food was distributed in Kitui South during the campaign period and my job was only to facilitate the officers to meet the detectives", said the county commissioner. Mr Mbui said that local administrators who will be found to have abused their office will have to carry their own cross.

The Kitui County Commissioner issued a stern warning to national government administrators to follow their code of conduct and desist from appearing to take unlawful orders from politicians.


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