Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has hit out at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) saying officers have been abusing their positions hence creating a toxic work environment for their colleagues in government offices.
Gachagua, who made the remarks during the induction by governors yesterday, accused them of harassing those holding electoral seats, specifically governors.
The detective’s agency was further warned should refrain from laying restrictions at county government offices when looking to investigate any alleged crooked officials.
“We have told DCI to go back to Kiambu Road and wait for crimes to be reported there. They have no business in government offices hovering all over and creating a toxic environment for Service delivery,” he said.
The DP pointed out that due to the embarrassment they suffer, governors are unable to carry out their constitutional mandate well.
According to Gachagua, DCI does not have the powers to interfere in the affairs of state agencies, unless it is a matter of great public importance.
The DP correspondingly slammed the DCI for allegedly sending junior-ranked police officers to arrest high-ranking elected leaders, noting that this undermines the leaders’ powers and authority in the eyes of their bosses.