Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome has confirmed that no police officers were sent to raid Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s home.
Matiangi’s lawyers claimed that police officers tried to raid his home Wednesday,8th 2023 night.
Koome’s statement comes hours after reports that security personnel had surrounded Matiangi’s home with an intention of arresting him.
During the alleged raid Matiangi’s lawyers, led by Danstan Omari who camped at the home in Karen, said Wednesday night that their client’s life is at risk and accused police of harassment.“We don’t know the intention of wanting to invade Matiangi’s home at this time of the night and arrest him.we don’t know what offense he has committed.We don’t know where they want to take him to,” Omari said.
However,he stated that their client is ready to be summoned, to appear before any police station and record a statement provided they have charges against him.He claimed that he was accompanied by dozens of lawyers at Matiangi’s home just to protect the client legally.
“We will remain steadfast to defend our client. We are ready to be arrested all of us so long as Matiang’i is safe,” he said.
The police officers are said to have left after the lawyers arrived and no documents were served to them. There has been no formal comment from police headquarters or the DCI headquarters over the raid but sources said it could be linked to the Ruaraka land saga.
The incident comes a week after Matiangi, and former PS Karanja Kibicho among other former ministers accompanied former President Uhuru Kenyatta to the home of the late former Education CS George Magoha.