The embattled former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has presented himself at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road as was required of him.
Matiang’i arrived at the DCI headquarters on Tuesday morning flanked by a battery of top lawyers in the country, led by city lawyer Danstan Omari.
The former CS honoured a summons by Senior Superintendent of Police Michael Sang, the investigating officer of the incident in which police raided the former CS’s home.
Matiang’i was expected to arrive at the DCI headquarters no later than 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, failure to which legal action would have been taken against him.
When Matiang’i arrived at the DCI headquarters, his legal team was temporarily stopped from entering the premises over the uncertainty of their identities until Omari ascertained the identity of each of them before they were allowed in.
About a fortnight ago, Matiang’i failed to honour another summons by Sang as he was out of the country on a two-week private tour in Europe.
In his notice, Sang said he believed Matiang’i is connected to some information he needed to conclude his investigations of the incident and invoked section 52 (1) of the National Police Service Act No 11A of 2011 to compel Matiang’i to present himself at the DCI headquarters.
A team of police officers from an elite unit is reported to have laid siege to the home of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in the leafy suburbs of Karen in Nairobi on February 8, 2023.
The former CS moved to a Nairobi court seeking anticipatory bail after the alleged raid at his Karen home by police seeking to arrest him that night.
Matiang’i accused the Kenya Police of misusing and abusing their powers to intimidate him and President Uhuru Kenyatta and their former colleagues in the previous cabinet.