Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader, Raila Odinga, stormed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road to stand in solidarity with the former Interior CS, Fred Matiang’i.
Matiang’i had gone to the DCI headquarters to honour a summons by the investigating officer of the case in which a team of police officers from an elite unit was reported to have laid siege to his Karen home on February 8, 2023.
Raila arrived at the DCI headquarters at around 2 p.m. and demanded an audience with DCI boss Mohamed Amin.
However, Raila who was flanked by other leaders, including Nairobi Senator Edwin Sifuna, a crowd of his ardent supporters and heavy security was denied entry into the DCI headquarters premises.
Raila protested the move, saying the DCI headquarters was a public office and therefore he should have been allowed to see the director.
If he was not allowed into the DCI headquarters, the irate Raila threatened to order his supporters to storm the premises.
“This is a public office. You want me to order these people to open the gate by force. I have a right to go see the Director. I have a right to go inside,” Raila posed.
The stalemate went on for nearly 20 minutes, at which point a senior DCI official intervened to quiet the already shouting mob, which was chanting anti-Ruto chants.
The senior officer maintained that none of them would be allowed inside, citing high-level consultations and appealed to Raila and his supporters to be patient.