The government insisted no security agent from government institutions or departments was dispatched to the home of immediate former interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i for a search.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki said they had received media inquiries about the alleged invasion of the former CS home by unidentified persons Wednesday night.
He added that the government was also aware of Matiang’is lawyers and leaders who were at the scene allegations that the said people were police officers sent to arrest the former CS.
Kindiki said he had confirmed with the National Police Service, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission, Kenya Revenue Authority, and all law enforcement agencies and none of them had orders to look for Matiang’i.
“Our country’s security agencies remain apolitical and focused on addressing the security challenges that our nation is facing,” Kindiki said.
He urged people having information relating to the incident to file a formal complaint at the nearest police station for investigation and appropriate action.
But an official near Matiangi challenged Kindiki to explain why he withdrew all security from his predecessor.
“Ask him why he took all security from Matiangi yet other former CS and their spouses still enjoy security from the government,” said the official.
Matiang’i Thursday morning moved to court seeking anticipatory bail.
His team of lawyers, led by Danstan Omari claimed there was a plot to attack former CS.
“There seems to be a choreographed attack on the former CSs including the former head of state,” Omari added.
“If indeed it was not police officers, why hasn’t the police come to the scene of a crime? Whose responsibility is it to take care of Matiangi?” he added.
Azimio party leader who was among other leaders who camped outside Matiang’is home said the state should clearly state if they have something with the former CS.
“If Matiang’i has committed a crime that warrants arrest, that should be made public and known to him, then he can go and present himself to the police and record a statement. But this idea of arresting senior citizens at this hour of the night is something that is completely repugnant to civilization, this is completely unacceptable in our society,” Raila said outside the home of Matiang’i.