Moi dismisses Kanyotu story
Published on May 27, 2008, 12:00 am
By Alex Kiprotich
Former President Moi has dismissed a recent story that revealed the secrets of the late spymaster, James Kanyotu.
Moi, through a statement signed by his press secretary, Mr Lee Njiru, dismissed the series running in a local newspaper as a “work of fiction”.
“The story about the secrets of the late James Kanyotu is just a work of fiction,” said Moi.
He said the authenticity of the report was wanting, given that he was the main consumer of the intelligence report during Kanyotu’s tenure.
The former Head of State said the story was a fabrication “without any truth” and should be dismissed and ignored.
Moi took a swipe at the story’s author for feeding people with falsehoods.
The world of intelligence gathering was complex, he said, and caution must be exercised when handling such stories.
“The writer of the report may be free to emulate Sherlock Holmes, but it is unfair to feed people with blatant falsehoods regarding the complex realms of intelligence gathering,” he said.
Moi said nothing contained in the report was true and Kenyans should beware of such falsehoods.
Before his death, Kanyotu was a long serving head of Kenya’s intelligence service known as the Special Branch.