Benjamin Gethi, who was once the commandant of the General Service Unit (GSU) and later police commandant, was dimmed untouchable all his life and even after death.
Ben Gethi, then the Commandant of the General Service Unit, was also implicated in the 1975 murder of JM whose mutilated body was found in Ngong Forest in March the same year.
Gethi was Kenya’s third Police Commissioner after Richard Catling and Bernard Hinga — whose misfortune did not auger well with the new President Moi over security matters in 1978
Gethi was spearheading the crackdown on ‘suspected’ elements in 1982 coup attempt. it however did not end well for him as he was sacked and jailed for 10 months
Drunk Gethi tried forcing a written confession from Raila Odinga over his involvement in coup. As result he tore down Raila letters twice as they seemed no enough and it implicated Charles Njojo who was Gethi’s close friend.
2 days after incident he was sacked and detained for 10 months for his failure to break Raila Odinga
In The Flame of Freedom, his 2013 bio, Baba admits to having played a ‘peripheral role’ in the coup.