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Miguna Miguna asks DCI to summon Raila over Matiang’i ‘raid’

By Nyaboga Kiage February 21st, 2023 2 min read

Lawyer Miguna Miguna says Azimio leader Raila Odinga should be summoned to shed light on the alleged raid at the home of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i.

Miguna, a renowned critic of Mr Odinga, made the remarks hours after lawyer Danstan Omari was summoned by officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) over the raid that the government says never happened.

Mr Omari is expected to appear before the DCI Headquarters along Kiambu Road on Wednesday, February 21, 2023, in relation to the raid.

On the fateful day, the lawyer addressed the media saying that a contingent of officers had surrounded his home.

DCI officers investigating the incident believe the lawyer has information that will assist them get to the bottom of the alleged raid.

“Failure to comply with the requisition constitutes an offence liable to prosecution,” a letter signed by Police Senior Superintendent Michael Sang read in part.

The lawyer told the media that it was the former Interior CS who summoned them to his home after he raised concerns that some officers were leading a raid in the home.

He further claimed that the life of Dr Matiang’i was in danger and that it was on that effect that the lawyers were planning to camp at his home until the next morning as they provided him with protection.

However, following the matter, the National Police Service (NPS) said that there was no such a raid at the home.

Equally, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) also said that there was no such operation that had been conducted by its officers.

Six days ago, a multi-agency security team raided the home of the former Minister at his home in Karen, Nairobi County.

The former CS was not in the home when the raid took place.

After the raid, Omari said that when he arrived at the home the officers had already left after laying a siege there.

He claimed that the main gate had been broken and the home ransacked by the officers who said they wanted to get a CCTV footage of an incident that took place at the home early this month.

Mr Odinga has been present at Mataiang’i’s home during the two alleged raids and accused the government of frustrating the former powerful CS.

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