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Leave our client alone, Danstan Omari’s lawyers tell DCI

By Nyaboga Kiage February 23rd, 2023 2 min read

Lawyers representing Danstan Omari have asked the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) stop harassing their client while at the same time challenging them to arrest opposition leader Raila Odinga.

The lawyers, who include Mr Shadrack Wambui and Mr Felix Kiprono, said Mr Omari (also a lawyer) will not honour summons issued by the DCI.

They also asked the DCI to go ahead and grill former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i over the reported raid at him home with the aim of arresting him.

“It will be better if the DCI goes for Mr Odinga and Dr Matiang’i, Mr Omari was there as a lawyer to the former Interior CS and was working,” said Mr Kiprono.

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Mr Kiprono also said DCI officers have a reputation of going after lawyers and that Mr Omari’s case was not exceptional.

Similarly, Cliff Ombeta also condemned the summons saying already the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) has agreed to stand by Mr Omari.

“We are not going to allow anyone to threaten Mr Omari, we shall all stand by him,” Ombeta said.

This comes after the High court issued an order stopping the DCI from commencing any investigations on Mr Omari over the reported raid at Matiang’i’s home.

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This means that the lawyer will no longer be compelled to honour a summon to appear before officers at the DCI. Mr Omari cannot be arrested or questioned on anything to do with the reported raid.

Mr Omari had been summoned to appear before DCI officers on Wednesday, February 22, 2023 but he failed to do so saying that he had many cases to attends to in various courts across Nairobi County.

In his affidavit in court the lawyer said the DCI was wrong on summoning him with the aim of gathering any information linked to the raid at the home of Dr Matiang’i.

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