The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has said he will decide whether to charge former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i after reviewing the file relating to the alleged police raid on Matiang’i’s Karen home.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) issued a statement after receiving the duplicate file on Wednesday.
“The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) has today the 8th of March, 2023, received the duplicate file relating to the allegations that police officers visited and cordoned off the residence of Former Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, Dr. Fred Matiang'i with the intention of arresting him on the night of 8th February, 2023 for undisclosed offence(s),” the statement read.
“The duplicate file herein will be reviewed, and a decision thereto, shall be made in due course, based on the evidence, facts, the law, and the Decision to Charge Guidelines, 2019.”
Haji reiterated the ODPP’s commitment to upholding the rule of law and respecting the right to a fair trial for all persons.
This comes a day after Matiang’i presented himself at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters along Kiambu Road to honour a summons by the Michael Sang, the investigating officer of the case.
Last month, on February 8, 2023, 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.