In a statement on Thursday, March 9, Sonko, a close ally of President Ruto told Mating’i to write an apologetic letter to the Head of State.
“Write a letter to the president apologies for all the wrongdoings you did to him and all his foot soldiers including myself at the same time you also ask for forgiveness from God,” Sonko said in a Tweet.
The embattled former CS has in the recent past been under the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
On Wednesday, March 8, Matiang’i appeared before the DCI Headquarters along Kiambu Road where he was charged with publishing false information with the intent to cause panic.
The former CS was further charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and Publication of False Information.
“…between 8th February 2023 and 9th February 2023 at Karen Ngong View Estate within Nairobi County in the Republic of Kenya with intent to cause panic, chaos or violence among citizens of the Republic of Kenya jointly with another published in the media that his house had been raided by a battalion and or Garrison of Police officers intending to arrest you a fact you knew to be false,” the charge sheet read in part.
However, a section of politicians allied with Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga have since distanced the woes facing Matiang’i from the recent drama at the CS’s Karen home.
They have since linked the problems to the 2022 presidential elections in which Matiang’i endorsed President William Ruto.