A contingent of armed police officers last week broke into former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i’s Karen home for the second time.
The multi-agency security team drawn from various security units arrived at Matiang’i’s home in at least six vehicles where they conducted a search operation.
Matiang’i’s lawyer Danstan Omari accused the men in uniform of breaking into the home and conducting a raid without a court order.
“They ransacked the house, turning it upside down; we don’t know what they were looking for but they carried away some items, including the dismantled CCTV. They did this against a court order barring them from accessing the home,” Omari said.
But speaking on Monday, February 20, in Juja, Kiambu County, during the opening of a new primary school at the GSU Camp, Interior CS Kithure Kindiki defended police from accusations of ransacking Matiang’i’s home without a court order.
Kindiki said the men in uniform had obtained a search to obtain a recording to establish facts surrounding an alleged raid on the home the previous week.
“Police had a court order to raid former Interiors CS Fred Matiang’i ‘s home to prove their innocence after they were accused by politicians of raiding him in the first place,” Kindiki said.
This comes just days after the Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) asked the court to direct the manager of Amsec Security Services which guards Matang’i’s home to hand over security footage for the period between 6 am, February 8 and 11 pm, February 9.
This is in light of the police raid purported to have taken place on the former Interior CS’s home on the night of February 9 which the DCI dismissed as a “well-coordinated and deliberate attempt to spread false information and incite public fear.”