Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) George Kinoti has turned the tables on Sarah Wairimu and her lawyer Phillip Murgor after the duo accused him of contempt of court in the Tob Cohen murder case.
According to Kinoti, the contempt case filed against him is a scheme by the key suspect in the murder to argue her innocence outside court.
Through his lawyer Donald Kipkorir, DCI Kinoti argues that the application by Wairimu is a blatant abuse of advocate-client privilege, with the advocate allegedly using the move to settle grudges against the top detective and the DPP.
Kinoti argues that it is, in fact, Sarah Wairimu and Phillip Murgor who are in contempt of court.
“The court should take judicial notice that Sarah Wairimu and her lawyer Phillip Murgor have since before and after the arrest been on every media and forum in Kenya including YouTube giving an alternative narrative of the material circumstances on this case and if anyone is in contempt of the court it is the duo,” reads the DCI’s response filed on Tuesday.
“The application is a deliberate and contrived scheme by the Applicant and her lawyer to prematurely argue her innocence.”
DCI Kinoti also states that it is the duty of law enforcers worldwide to provide full information where a crime has been committed.
“That without prejudice to the above the DCI is entitled in law to issue public statements in respect of the investigations and subsequent charges of any crime as by law and Constitution provided,” he asserts.
Kinoti claims that Wairimu and Murgor want to control the investigations and the trial process and to step into the shoes of the DPP and the DCI while at the same time defending the case.