The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has asked the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) in Nairobi to join investigations into the murder of a police officer attached to the office of the deputy president.
The detectives feel the case has been politicized and want the FBI to conduct a parallel investigation into how Sergeant Frank Kenei was murdered.
The need to widen the scope of investigations is because of the involvement of an American, who was one of the supposed suppliers of the Sh39.5 billion military hardware. Authorities have termed the deal fraudulent.
Kozlowski Stanley Bruno, an American, is a director of Eco Advanced Technologies LLC, which was to get the tender to supply the arms for the Kenya Defence Forces. He and Mamdouh Mostafa Lofty helped the police arrest and charge former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and three others over the fake arms deal.
It is understood that DCI boss George Kinoti sought the help of FBI, citing politicization of the probe so far.
“Kinoti wants an independent probe not just to vindicate his homicide detectives who have concluded it was murder, but also to get those behind it,” said a source. According to preliminary investigations by homicide sleuths, Kenei was murdered by people known to him, and who later stage-managed the scene to look like a suicide.