Matiang’i quietly jets out of Kenya amid pursuit by state agencies

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 28 Feb, 2023 19:10 | 2 mins read
Former Interior CS Fred Matiangi aboard a plane during a past state trip PHOTO/Courtesy

Former CS Fred Matiang'i has never been seen in the public limelight since an alleged raid at his Karen home. Matiang'i's legal team has confirmed that he is safe, with reports indicating that he is in South Africa and has directed his lawyers to handle his matters.

On Monday, the Investigations Bureau (IB) of the DCI wrote to the State Department for Citizen Services seeking the latest travel history of Dr. Matiangi.

The document seen by K24 Digital indicates that the former CS traveled out of the country on February 19 through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

“Passport number BK276318 was issued to Dr. Okengo Matiangi on January 12, 2022. He is also a holder of Diplomatic passport number DK0067. The subject departed on 19 February through JKIA on KLM flight number 566,” a letter signed by Emmanuel Simiyu indicates.

In 2013, Matiang’i was sworn in as Information and Communications 2013 where he served until 2017 when he was moved to the Education docket and later took over as the Interior CS a position he retained when President Uhuru was reelected.

Sources said Matiangi was tipped that detectives would raid his home and he left. He has never publicly spoken about the alleged raid but the DCI has maintained that they will investigate to establish what actually transpired.

The DCI had also asked the Magistrate Court in Nairobi, in an application dated February 10, to order the manager of Amsec Security Services, which means Dr. Matiangi's home, to hand over security footage from 6 am on February 8 to 11 pm on February 9.

Meanwhile the court on Thursday last week extended an order barring the detectives from arresting the former CS. The conservatory order which was to end on Thursday will now run until April 19 when the matter will come up for mention.

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