A number of security agencies Thursday denied being part of a group that attempted to search the Nairobi house of former interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.
This left many wondering who, if any made such an attempt and what the motive was.
The said attempted search prompted condemnation from leaders terming it political harassment and witch hunt.
Matiangi’s security was scaled down after he left office hence exposing him.
Inspector General of police Japhet Koome Thursday denied claims his officers went to Matiangí’s house in Karen.
“There is no officer under the National Police Service was at the former CS home. We have checked and I can confirm that,” he said.
The Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission Chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak too denied his offciers were involved in the said attempted raid.
“We are not aware. Those, if any are not EACC officers. We have nothing against him,” he said.
This was in reaction to reports a group of police officers tried to access the former CS’ home in Karen on Wednesday night for a raid.
Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) officials too denied they were at the home.
“Those could be imposters if any. We don’t conduct raids and searches at night,” said a senior ARA official.
Matiangi had earlier on said he was informed there were plans for the said raid.
This prompted him to call his lawyers and friends for advise insisting he had done nothing to warrant what he termed harassment.
The news of the said attempted raid spread fast online attracting both anger and condemnation.
Azimio la Umoja leader Raila Odinga is among those who rushed to the home on hearing about the raid.
He termed the attempted raid completely unacceptable.
Matiangi friends spent the night at his home on Wednesday.