Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was set to appear before detectives for interrogation over an alleged raid at his Karen home earlier this month.
The Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) summoned the former CS saying they wanted him to record a statement on February 22.
This was after reports alleged that a group of elite police officers stormed Matiang’i’s Karen home on February 8 over unclear motives.
However, Matiang’i through his lawyer Danston Omari quickly moved to the High Court seeking protection prompting the detectives to push back their date with the former CS TO February 23.
High Court Judge Justice Jairus Ngaah then issued orders stopping the DCI from harassing or summoning Matiang’i stating that the case will be mentioned on March 8.
But in what appeared that the former super CS was dodging detectives, Matiang’i maintained that he will not appear for questioning since he was out of the country.
The government on Tuesday, February 28, announced that Matiang’i had silently jetted out of the country a week before he was summoned to present himself at the DCI headquarters.
In a letter addressed to the DCI by the Immigration Department on Tuesday, February 28, it was noted that Matiang’i left the country on February 19.
“The passport number was issued to Dr Okengo Matiangi on January 12, 2022. He is also a holder of a diplomatic passport,
“The subject departed on February 19, 2023 through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on KLM flight number KL566,” reads the letter in part.
However, lawyer Danston Omari maintained that his client could not appear before the DCI as the summon was not issued correctly.
“A sermon must be served in person to person it is targeted. Show me a sermon served to Fred Matiang’i, and he has put a signature there?
“The DCI misled the entire media fraternity and Kenyans into believing that he had issued valid summons to Matiang’i,” he stated.