Govt denies sending police officers to arrest Matiang’i

Written by on 9 February 2023

Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki has denied claims that police officers were sent to arrest former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i at his Karen home on Wednesday night.

In a press statement, the CS said the claims are false.

“We have received media reports and inquiries about an alleged invasion of the home of the immediate former Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Dr. Fred Matiang’i’ by some unidentified persons last night.

“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. 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,” Kindiki said.

Matiang’i asked to lodge complaint

He said Kenya’s security agencies remain apolitical and focused on addressing the security challenges the country is facing.

“I have confirmed with the command of the National Police Service (NPS), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), and all law enforcement agencies that none of them have any orders to look for the former Minister.

“Our Country’s security agencies remain apolitical and focused on addressing the security challenges that our Nation is facing.

“Any person with information relating to the alleged incident at Dr. Matiang’i’s home last night is advised to file a formal complaint at the nearest police station for investigations and appropriate action,” he added.

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