Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki has said that he has confirmed with the Police, EACC and KRA that no one from the agencies was sent to raid the Karen home of his predecessor, Fred Matiang’i, on Wednesday night.
His statement echoes that made earlier by the Inspector-General of Police Japhet Koome on Thursday morning.
“There was no raid carried out by any member of the National Police Service [at the home of former CS Matiang’i]. Please, let me be clear on that,” Koome told The Standard.
As the said-arrest puzzle continues, Matiang’i, through his lawyers, on Thursday, February 9 filed for anticipatory bail in court to stop possible arrest, claiming the government was out to press abuse of office charges against him.
Interior CS Kithure Kindiki denies the allegations.
“This allegation is utterly false. No police officer(s) or any security agent from any government institution or department was dispatched to the home of Dr. Matiang’i to arrest, harass or otherwise interfere with his constitutional rights in any manner whatsoever,” Kindiki said in statement to journalists at Arabal in Baringo County.
“I have confirmed with the command of the National Police Service (NPS), the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC), the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and all law enforcement agencies that none of them have any orders to look for the former minister,” he added.
“Our country’s security agencies remain apolitical and focused on addressing the security challenges that our nation is facing. Any person with information relating to the alleged incident at Dr. Matiang’i’s home last night is advised to file a formal complaint at the nearest police station for investigations and appropriate action.”