Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has spoken on the recent police activity at his predecessor, Fred Matiang’i’s residence in Karen, Nairobi.
It all began on the night of February 8 when Matiang’i claimed that his home was raided by police officers who were seeking to arrest him.
Then on February 15, while the former CS was not home, a multi-agency security team raided the residence, allegedly looking for CCTV footage of the earlier incident at the premises.
CS Kindiki, said he had been fully briefed on the operation by his officials and he had been given assurance that detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) had carried out the search in accordance with the constitution.
“DCI wanted to get to the bottom of this matter and the former minister went to court and filed an affidavit saying there are things the police want to do against him and got anticipatory bail. Because the police are the accused they also went to court and convinced the judge that for them to be able to acquit themselves from the allegations, they needed to investigate the CCTV and other material with a view to establishing the veracity of the original claim,” CS Kindiki said.
“I was assured that it was done pursuant to the law and that is the only access I know of police officers in the private home of the former minister.”