Celebrated comedian Blessed Njugush sarcastically replied to a statement made by Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti dismissing Citizen TV’s ‘Guns Galore’.
An exposé by investigative journalist Purity Mwambia dubbed SilahaMtaani, aired on Citizen TV on Sunday,April 18 revealed how Kenyan Police officers rent out guns, handcuffs and police uniforms to criminals.
The DCI boss Kinoti, dismissed the exposé stating that the guns acquired by the journalist were not owned by officers adding that Mwambia wanted to humiliate the officers.
Comedian Njugush found fault with Kinoti’s reply who only tried to clear the authorities name forgotten that its their responsibility to keep Kenyans safe from criminal .
Responding to a tweet by Kinoti, Njugush softly mocked the cops saying;
“At least the guns that are killing us are not owned by the police, I feel safer for sure.”
The Comedian also added a photo of himself displaying how shocked he was by DCI’s statement.
Earlier, Kinoti stated that ballistics experts examined the guns, and discovered that serial numbers on the weapons did not match any the government has issued.
He added that some serial numbers on the weapons were not authentic.
“Further, ballistics experts examined the weapon and found that it had some modifications on the grip and cleaning rod
“From my experience as a DCI examiner, these types of firearms come from the North Eastern parts of Kenya and among the cattle rustling areas of the country,” said a ballistic expert.
Kinoti also urged journalists to involve police officers when compiling such reports.
“When you receive any information of someone in possession of an illegal firearm, that is when you should inform us, that is our job.
“Don’t be cheated that it is safe to do it the way it was done by the people who did it, it was extremely risky and they could even have fallen into a very dangerous trap,” said Kinoti.
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