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Kindiki blasts Raila over threat to storm DCI headquarters

Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has condemned the act by Azimio leader Raila Odinga of trying to force himself into the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) headquarters at a time his predecessor Dr Fred Matiang’i was being grilled.

Speaking on March 9, 2023, Kindiki said it was unfortunate that Mr Odinga threatened to storm the DCI headquarters alongside his supporters.

“The action taken by Mr Odinga to force himself into the DCI headquarters was against the law. All government offices, especially security establishments must be respected,” said professor Kindiki.

He gave a new directive that all stations be protected henceforth as a way of securing them from rowdy members of the public.

“I direct that all stations will be protected from such threats and intimidation. It should also be noted that going forward, all persons regardless of rank in society who attempt to illegally and unlawfully access security establishments will be dealt with ruthlessly, firmly and decisively.”

On the other hand, he noted that they will shorten the time taken by individuals while being grilled.

Dr. Matiang’i was grilled for more than six hours.

“The new law will apply to all people who are being investigated regardless of their rank and status in society. This aims to maintain equality and ensure that everyone is served without prejudice.”

His remarks come just a few days after Odinga was denied entry into the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road.

Detectives lined up at the gate to cordon off the area, preventing Odinga and his entourage from accessing the place.

Furious, Odinga questioned the rationale of blocking him from accessing the offices yet the DCI director’s office is a public office.

He threatened to bring problems if he was not allowed into the DCI premises.

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