No officers were deployed to arrest Matiang'i- Interior CS Kindiki

No officers were deployed to arrest Matiang'i-  Interior CS Kindiki

Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki has cleared the air around the alleged police raid on former Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i home in Karen, Nairobi.

In a statement to newsrooms on Thursday, CS Kindiki stated that no police officers were sent to Matiang'i's home, dismissing claims made by leaders who spoke about the incident that the unidentified individuals were police officers.

"Dr. Matiangi’s lawyers and some politicians who spoke from the scene alleged that the said persons were police officers sent to arrest the former Cabinet Secretary. This allegation is utterly FALSE," read part of the statement.

"No police officer(s) or any security agent from any Government institution or department was dispatched to the home of Dr. Matiang’i to arrest, harass or otherwise interfere with his Constitutional rights in any manner whatsoever."

CS Kindiki also confirmed that he had enquired about the matter with the National Police Service (NPS), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), none of which had orders to send officers to Matiang'i's residence.

"I have confirmed with the command of the NPS, the EACC, KRA and all law enforcement agencies that none of them have any orders to look for the former Minister," he said.

The Interior CS maintained that the security agencies remain "apolitical and focused on addressing the security challenges that Kenya  is facing."

He also urged anyone with information regarding the incident to file a complaint at the nearest police stations to aid in investigations.


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