Concluded Post Election Violence Cases Will Not be Reopened- DCI

Concluded Post Election Violence Cases Will Not be Reopened- DCI

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) Tuesday says it will focus on “recently” received complaints in relation to the 2007/2008 Post Election Violence.

In a statement, DCI boss George Kinoti said his office will not reopen PEV cases that were investigated and concluded.

“If we find that a particular case was determined by the courts, we do not reopen such a case. This is because nobody can be subjected to double jeopardy as defined in our country’s Constitution,”  said Kinoti.

On Monday, Kinoti disclosed that 118 cases have been registered. Out of the cases reported, 72 involve murder while 42 are on land displacement.

“My address yesterday (Monday) was, therefore, in no way intended to mean that we are going to open completed cases which were investigated and closed. It was an acknowledgment of concerns raised by Kenyas, to assure the public of the commitment of the DCI to investigate all reported threats to security and to sensitize the public on the need for peaceful co-existence,” he explained.

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