By Allan Otieno
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations has dismissed Citizen TV’s expose GunsGalore that showed how police are hiring guns to criminals.
DCI Boss George Kinoti says that the expose has been sensationalized just to tint the image of the government and the Police Service.
According Kinoti the top Royal Media Services bosses and the reporter will have to face the law.
“The allegations are extremely serious, they also expose crimes of possessing weapons in the context of this report in this regard and in pursuant to provision of section 52 of Police Service Act we shall be asking the Editorial Director, Director Strategy Innovation and other relevant reporters of Royal Media Services to at least come and give more insight to this report in pursuit of criminals who have been harbouring these weapons here,” he said.
“When they went alone to risk which we appreciate, what if this could have turned against them? You have no idea what criminals are about,” Kinoti lamented.
The expose caused a public outcry on social media with online users calling for a mass audit of guns assigned to police officers in the country.