There was a stalemate at DCI as former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i refused to record a statement.
He had arrived there to record a statement but he invoked the right to remain silent and declared he had nothing to say.
One of his lawyers Steve Mogaka said the investigators framed their two areas of interest to which Matiang’i on the advice of his legal team invoked his constitutional right to remain silent.
“The investigation team which appeared to be receiving orders from elsewhere threatened to arrest the CS. The legal team reminded the investigators that there is a court order ( anticipatory bail/ bond) restraining any such intended arrest,” said Mogaka in a Facebook post.
He added the frustrated investigators retreated to ‘ consult’.
“They are determined to violate the court orders and arrest the CS. We are holed at CID HQ as required by our professional calling to ensure no violation of the rights of any citizen including but not limited to Hon. Cs Dr Fred Matiang’i. I will keep the country informed.”
Matiang’i arrived in the company of lawyers and went into an interrogation room where four senior officers from the Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau were waiting.
By mid-day, there were no signs of them getting out amid reports there were plans to charge Matiang’i.
DCI Mohamed Amin did not respond to our queries on the developments therein.
Security was tight at DCI with even officers from Anti Terror Police Unit guarding the entrance.
Matiang’i is accused of spreading false information about an alleged raid at his Karen residence by a group of police officers between 8th and 9th of February 2023.
Some of the charges that have been put against the former CS is that he caused the publication of false information contrary to Section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cyber Crimes Act of 2018 among other offenses.
He maintained he never talked to any public officials regarding the issue.
This is in regard to a failed raid on his Karen house on February 8.
Head of serious crime Michael Sang says he believes that Matiang’i could either be connected to the offense or could give information that could assist in the investigation.
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