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Fred Matiang’i responds to DCI summons

Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has no plans to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for questioning.

This is despite summons issued against him to shed more light on claims his house was on February 9, 2023, raided by officers who intended to arrest him.

But Speaking to Nairobi News, his lawyer Mr Dunstan Omari said the former CS was not aware of any summons whatsoever.

“If summoned, my client will go there for a statement. He has not been called and he is not aware of any ongoing investigations by anybody,” said Mr Omari.

Omari dismissed information the ongoing supposed investigations as purely political.

This comes amidst investigations by the Ethics and Anti Corruption Commision (EACC) over how Matiang’i reportedly acquired his wealth since 2013.

EACC recently wrote to Felix Koskei, the Head of Civil service Felix Koskei requesting for the former powerful CS’s wealth declaration forms dating back to 2013.

Initially, DCI summoned Matiang’i, saying it needed information regarding a said raid at his home.

“I have reasons to believe that you, Dr. Fred Matiangi, the former Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and National Co-ordination, is connected to the offence or has information which can assist me in my investigations,” read the summon from Michael Sang, a Senior Superintendent of police attached to DCI Headquarters, Serious Crime Unit.

The agency said that failure to comply with the requisition constitutes an offence liable to prosecution.

But Matiang’i failed to appear before DCI after he flew out of the country to the United Kingdom (UK) where he said he had gone to attend to family matters.

Dr Matiang’I then jetted back to the country on Saturday, March 4, 2023 and was received by his family.

Equally, his lawyer has also been summoned over the same but has never appeared before DCI.

The move comes days after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua accused Matiang’i of fleeing the country to avoid being summoned by the DCI.

The DP claimed investigations had proven police officers did not raid Mataing’i.

Matiang’i recently left the country for the UK on a personal trip.

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