FORMER CS FRED MATIANG’I SET TO BE CHARGED WITH FELONY

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Former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday left DCI headquarters after eight hours of grilling but without recording a statement.

The state plans to charge him with three counts of conspiracy to commit a felony, publication of false information and pilfering.

Matiang’i is accused of publishing in the media information that his house had been raided by police officers intending to arrest him, with the intention of causing chaos.

His lawyer Danstan Omari said the police were yet to agree to the day he would be charged.

They are trying to set the day he will be charged yet the court is the one to decide. We refuse,” Omari said.

The lawyers also rejected the charge of pilfering. Police had planned to have the former CS charged. But the arrival of Azimio leader Raila Odinga caused a change of heart.

Raila denied access

Raila arrived there with a group of leaders demanding to see DCI boss Mohamed Amin.

Odinga who arrived accompanied by several other leaders were demanding to go see the DCI boss Mohamed Amin over the issue.

After close to 20 minutes standoff at the gate with the guards refusing to allow him in, a senior DCI officer came and asked him to leave arguing that Odinga’s presence was causing more chaos.

Odinga had protested saying he should not be stopped from accessing the premises threatening to force himself in.

“This is a public office. You want me to order this people(supporters) to open the gate by force. I have a right to go see the Director(Amin). I have a right to go inside,” a visibly angry Odinga asked.

By Wanjiru Mbaru

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