During the unveiling of his cabinet, the President said he had received the resignation of George Kinoti.
However, in what appears to contradict his September remarks, Ruto during a media engagement with journalists at State House on Wednesday, January 4, confessed to having fired Kinoti.
Ruto said he sacked the DCI boss over what he termed as leading a rogue police force that was occasioned by extra-judicial killings.
The head of state said had information about bodies that had been disposed of in a container within a police station.
President Ruto further regretted that some excesses by security officers had caused the death of about 200 Kenyans.
“30 bodies in River Yala, 17 bodies in Garissa…there was a container here in Nairobi area where people were being slaughtered in a police station,
“How did we end up here? What kind of rogue institution…and that’s why I fired that Kinoti man because it is not right,” Ruto said.
In addition, the president noted that the criminal justice system had been used by the former administration to wedge a political witch hunt on his allies.
Ruto disclosed that Kinot will not go free as he will at one time be held accountable for his action.
He said that he had tasked the Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) to expedite the probe involving the various murders and brings the culprits to book.
“I had a thorough meeting with IPOA and we have agreed that it is not necessary for us to establish another task force when IPOA is there and it is squarely within their mandate to tell us how Kenyans ended up being killed in this manner and it was business as usual,” the president said.