Acting Director of Criminal Investigation, Hamisi Massa, has refuted claims in some local dailies that he criticized Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua after his Citizen TV interview.
The Deputy President called for the transformation of the investigating agency into a more professional body as opposed to how the former director led it
In a statement, the newly appointed acting DCI boss refuted claims in various publications that he was hitting back at the DP while addressing a meeting convened by the Auditor General.
“The acting director asserted that, as a professional body with a crucial mandate in the criminal justice system, the DCI investigates serious crimes that have far-reaching implications within the country and where the crimes are transnational in nature.”
“This is thus to clarify that at no point did the Ag DCI mention or refer to the DP or any other government official in his remarks, hence the newspaper headline presents a misreported and uncredited position,” read the statement in part.
In the interview, the Deputy President said that the former DCI George Kinoti did not lead the agency professionally
“We want a professional DCI, who will not spend time on drama, who will not spend time on the press, who will investigate cases properly, get evidence and take people to court and get a conviction, and the details of investigations should be known by the press from the charge sheet when it is complete and finalized,” he said.
“We want a professional DCI who will not spend his time on drama, on the press and will investigate cases properly, get evidence, and get a conviction,” he stated.