Ex-Defence CS Wamalwa accompanies Matiang’i to DCI headquarters for grilling

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On Tue, 7 Mar, 2023 09:47 | 2 mins read
Ex-Defence CS Wamalwa accompanies Matiang'i to DCI headquarters for grilling

Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has arrived at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters following summons over claims of the alleged police raid at his home in Karen, Nairobi, last month.

The former minister arrived at the Mazingira House offices in the company of his lawyer Danstan Omari, Rarieda Member of Parliament Otiende Omolo alongside other advocates.

Also present were several Azimio leaders led by former Defence CS Eugine Wamalwa.

There was a brief standoff after Matiang'i's entourage was blocked from entering the offices.

12 lawyers were later allowed in.

The DCI officially summoned Matiang'i on Monday for interrogation over the alleged invasion of his home by "battalion" of police officers on the night of February 8 and 9, 2023.

Through Senior Superintendent of Police Micheal Sang, DCI said it seeks to probe Matiang'i over allegations of publication of false information contrary to section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act 2018 amongst other offences in regard to alleged invasion and raid of his residence.

"I have reasons to believe that you, Fred Matiang'i, the former Cabinet, Ministry interior and National Co-ordination is connected to the offence or has information that would as me in my investigations," Sang stated in the summons served at around 1:15 pm despite protests from lawyer Omari.

"I hereby compel you Matiang'i to appear before me at DCI Headquarters Kiambu Road at Mazingira House on February 22, 2023, at 9:30 am without fail. Failure to comply with the requisition constitutes an offence liable to prosecution," Sang stated.

According to Sang, the former Interior CS could have published false information regarding the alleged raid, hence the need to question him.

The former CS jetted back into the country on Saturday night after a two-week trip to the United Kingdom (UK) to attend to an "urgent private family matter".

Currently, the High Court in Nairobi has orders stopping the police from arresting Matiang’i but the officers are allowed to interrogate or investigate him on any criminal offence.

The orders barring the police from arresting the Matiang'i who is currently out on Ksh200,000 anticipatory bail will remain in force until April 19, 2023.

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