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Danstan Omari responds to police boss Koome on Matiang’i home raid

By Nyaboga Kiage February 9th, 2023 2 min read

Lawyer Danstan Omari has dismissed claims by Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome that no police officer was sent to arrest former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i at his home on Wednesday night, as has been widely reported in the media.

Mr Omari led a team of lawyers in keeping vigil at the home of the former Interior CS.

“We have seen the Inspector General of Police saying that his officers were not at the home of the former CS, why hasn’t any police officer come to find out what is happening?” Omari posed.

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He further said that if the strange looking people who were at the home of the CS were not officers then it would have been ideal for the office of Mr Koome to send their officers to the scene of crime and find out what was going on.

“If they are not police officers, who are they and whose responsibility is it to take care of the former CS?” Omari asked.

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Earlier on, Mr Koome had stated that National Police Service had nothing to do with the raid.

“I wish to clarify that no police officer under the NPS was sent to former CS Matiang’i residence at all,” the police chief told the Nation this morning.

Initial reports suggested Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) officers were after the former CS, but EACC chief executive Twalib Mbarak told the Nation on Wednesday night that his team had nothing to do with the reported raid.

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