8 November 2017

Kenya: IG Boinnet to Open Probe on Identity of 'Witness in Chief'

Photo: Nairobi News
From left to right: Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and the mysterious eyewitness.

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet is set to open investigation into the true identity of a mysterious eyewitness who has been spotted at the scenes of two fatal accidents.

Mr Boinnet said he is keen to know who the "witness in chief is".

The investigation will among other things determine whether Dennis Muigai Ngengi is a police officer as claimed in media reports.

"It is said that there is an individual who appeared in both scenes of accidents. It is claimed that he is a police officer but I am not certain about that. But I will find out if it true he is an officer or not," Mr Boinnet told journalists on Wednesday.


"If yes he really is an officer, then I will be interested in knowing what he might be doing in those two accidents," added Mr Boinnet.

He made the remarks at Mombasa port where he commissioned surveillance boats meant boost the war on illicit trade on the Indian Ocean.

Donning in his signature look of dark shades and what looks like an ear piece, Mr Muigai has appeared at the scene of the Lake Nakuru helicopter crash and the road accident on Nyeri-Nairobi highway that claimed the life of governor Wahome Gakuru.

Mr Muigai has in both accidents been among the first people to give eyewitness account.

Little is known about the man who during his first interview with NTV after the helicopter crash introduced himself as a "state pilot".

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