Phone records cannot be erased simply by formatting a device, as claimed in the probe into the murder of Sergeant Kipyegon Kenei.
And the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had by yesterday not sought the call logs from any of the mobile service providers, nearly three weeks after the officer’s body was discovered.
Prior allegations had it that the police officer had committed suicide before the theory was deconstructed and replaced with an alternative one of a well-orchestrated murder by smart assailants who supposedly left no clues behind.
According to techies, phone exchange information cannot go missing since the Kenyan laws require telcos to store records for at least three years, for use on request by any authorized agency.
At the very least, homicide detectives should have found the people Kenei was constantly on the phone with before and after the officer was reported missing, a key plank into the entire murder investigation.
Kenei’s body was discovered in his bedsitter at Imara Daima, a week after he ushered former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa into the DP’s boardroom together with two foreigners for what authorities said was dubious business.