The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has said its seven officers who resigned last month did so procedurally without any coaxing.
DCI in a statement on Wednesday, September 14 said the officers resigned under the agency's rules and regulations.
"The Directorate of Criminal Investigations clarifies as follows: That like in any other progressive institution, resignation of staff to pursue other interests in life is well provided for in the National Police Service, under the NPS Service Standing Orders (SSO).
"Therefore, the officers reported having resigned did so under the 24-hour rule on diverse dates last month and were not forced to leave the service as alleged," the State agency said.
DCI said the officers left the service to pursue private interests.
"The detectives who were based at different specialized units within the directorate left to pursue their careers in the private sector as financial investigators, fraud experts, IT specialists among others," it added.
DCI is headed by its Director George Kinoti since January 2018.
The agency came under sharp criticism by the Kenya Kwanza alliance team led by President William Ruto ahead of the August 9 general.
It was accused of being used by then President Uhuru Kenyatta's regime to settle political scores.