The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) today declined to charge former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his lawyer Danstan Omari.
Matiang’i appeared before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Tuesday, March 7 for interrogation.
He was under probe by the DCI following the reported police raid at his Karen home in Nairobi on February 9, 2023.
The ODPP said on Monday that the evidence provided did not meet the threshold needed to prove the alleged felony. And the cybercrime offenses against the former him.
The DPP said that no further police action should be taken against Matiangi and Omari.
“Upon independent and thorough analysis of the evidence availed and a review of the statements of the witnesses, the Director of Public Prosecutions found that the evidence provided was not sufficient to sustain the above charges against Dr. Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i and his advocate Mr. Danstan Omari,” Lilian Obuo, the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions and Chief of Staff said.
“The evidence provided did not meet the ingredients needed to prove each of the afore-mentioned offenses as required by law,” DPP Haji said.
The DPP directed the DCI to close the file without any further police action.
The DCI had recommended that the former CS be charged with conspiracy to commit a felony contrary to section 393 of the Penal Code.
By Wanjiru Mbaru