Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) George Kinoti has revealed that he will summon some Senior Citizen Tv Officials alongside investigative reporter Purity Mbwambia over the Guns Galore exposé.
While speaking during a press conference held at DCI headquarters on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, Kinoti claimed that Citizen Tv journalists did not collaborate with his office while carrying out their investigation.
The DCI disclosed that the station’s Editorial Director and Head of Strategy and Innovations would be invited to shed more light on the situation.
“The allegations made in this report are extremely serious. It is also apparent that crimes relating to unlawful possession of firearms may have been committed in the context of this report.
“We shall be asking the editorial director, Director Strategy Innovation and other relevant reporters of the Royal Media Services to at least come and give us more insight to this report in pursuit of the criminals who have been harbouring this weapons here,” Kinoti stated.
He however, thanked the media station for surrendering the illegal firearms.
“Thank Royal Media for committing themselves in a letter which they surrendered the weapons and uniforms to DCI,” he added.
The DCI boss noted that the report failed basic test of journalistic ethic and standards.
He further alleged that his office and that of the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai as well as the Internal Affairs Unit or the Independent Police Oversight Authority were not contacted during the compilation of the report.
“The report failed basic test of journalistic ethic and standards and was structured in what seemed a deliberate and malicious attempt to discredit and humiliate the police service.
“We never refused to any operations being carried by you. This could be a fantastic operation if at least you could have put us on board. The moment you have received a piece of information where we can recover a firearm, please don’t be cheated it was okay to be done the way it was done. It was dangerous,” Kinoti added.
Kiniti however, praised Citizen TV for the report carried by Purity Mwambia that had been in the pipeline for a year before the report was made public on Sunday, April 18, 2021.
In her exposé, Mwambia and her crew revealed how police officers aided criminal activities by leasing out their weapons and uniforms to thugs.