The investigation file on the alleged police raid at the home of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i in Karen, Nairobi has been received by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Noordin Haji.
In a statement on Wednesday, Haji announced that he will commence an investigation before deciding whether to charge the former CS.
“Today the 8th of March, 2023, received the duplicate file relating to the allegations that police officers visited and cordoned off the residence of Former Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, Dr Fred Matiang’i with the intention of arresting him on the night of 8th February, 2o23 for undisclosed offence(s),” read the statement.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had previously reported that Matiang’i could face charges of conspiracy to commit a felony and publication of false information.
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DPP Haji assured the public that due process will be followed as the matter is probed.
“The duplicate file herein will be reviewed, and a decision thereto shall be made in due course, based on the evidence, facts, the law, and the Decision to Charge Guidelines, 2019,” he said.
“The Office reiterates its commitment to upholding the rule of law and respect to the fair trial to all persons.”
Matiang’i was grilled by the DCI over accusations of falsifying information, but his legal team claims to have anticipatory bail orders and will not allow their client to be detained unnecessarily.
“Between 8th February and 9th February 2023 at Karen View Estate within Nairobi, with intent to cause panic, chaos or violence among citizens of the Republic of Kenya jointly with another published in the media that your house had been raided by a battalion or Garisson of Police Officers intending to arrest you a fact you knew to be false,” read a cautionary statement seen by The Kenya Times
Matiang’i was released on condition that he would make himself available to the DCI if summoned.
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