Connect with us


Police surround home of former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i



Police surround home of former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officers have surrounded the Karen home of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition leader Raila Odinga arrived at Matiang’i’s home minutes after 10 pm.

He sought to ascertain why the police had laid siege at the former CS’s home.

Dr Matiang’i’s legal team, who were also present at his residence, called the move unprocedural and claimed his life may be in danger. 

“The police have not declared what they want or what he’s done wrong. We do not understand why the police would come to arrest our client in the dead of the night. Why didn’t they come during the day?” posed lawyer Sam Nyaberi.

The Nation has established that the officers arrived at the Karen home of the former CS a few minutes before 10 pm and were attempting to force their way in.

A source said that they arrived in five motor vehicles and were demanding to access to his house but were stopped by his security.

“It is then that he reached out to his lawyers who made their way to his home and started arguing with the officers who have remained silent…they are not saying anything as of now,” said the source who spoke to the Nation in confidence.

A police source also said that the officials who were camping outside the home of the former Interior CS were from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.

Speaking to the Nation on phone, Mr Danstan Omari, who is leading a team of lawyers camped at the home, said that they were yet to be told what is happening.

“We are not going to leave here until tomorrow. If they want our client we shall present him wherever they want,” he said.

Source link