Feb 4, 2023

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Stop ‘harassing’ David Sankok, William Ruto allies tell DCI

Members of Parliament allied with Vice President William Ruto have accused the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) of allegedly molesting lawmaker-nominee David ole Sankok and his family over the recent death of his son.

Lead by Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, lawmakers urged the DCI to be empathetic to the bereaved and allow them to grieve. They said if the DCI had any problems with the MP they should look into it after his son’s funeral.

Hillary Memusi Sankok, Mr Sankok’s 15-year-old son, is said to be lying in his bedroom in the shot dead her Ewaso Ng’iro home on Monday.

“I ask the DCI to be humane. It is traumatic that an autopsy was performed, the cause of death was determined, but the family of an endless record exposed to testimony,” said Mr Gachagua.

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MP, who was joined by fellow lawmakers Lemanken Aramat (Narok East) and his Emurua Dikirr counterpart, Johana Ng’eno, asked for professionalism from the detectives prosecuting the case.

According to Narok DCI chief Mwenda Testimony has been given to Ehaiba by 10 staff at Osim Country Lodge, owned by the MP Signed.


The MP, his wife Hellen and their older daughter Rosemary also recorded statements. Officials at DCI headquarters also took testimony from Mr. Sankok on Thursday for alleged “inconsistencies” in the earlier statement.

Mr Gachagua claimed that the DCI was used to frame Mr. Sankok for his membership in the United Democratic Alliance to “track”. .

“Government authorities should refrain from punishing those who support various political groups,” said Mr. Gachagua.

Mr. Aramat, chairman of Mr. Sankok’s son’s funeral committee, told journalists: “Everything is ready for Tuesday’s funeral, which will take place at the MP’s house here in Ewaso Ng’iro.”