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Ruto, If you believe you won the election fairly, leave Matiang’i alone – Millicent Odhiambo

Suba North lawmaker Millie Odhiambo has asked President William Ruto to leave former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i alone, saying that if he (Dr Ruto) believes that he won the election fairly then he should let Matiang’i live peacefully.

Speaking at Dr Matiang’i’s home late last night, the outspoken parliamentarian said that when she in the company of other political leaders got to the CS’s Karen home, they had information that several police officers were in the homestead in order to arrest Dr Matiang’i for what she termed as ‘some framed up and flimsy charges.’

Explaining that the group of police officers hid in darkness when people started streaming in, Ms Odhiambo shared that a good number of lawyers and parliamentarians arrived at Dr Matiang’i’s home to ensure that the law and constitution were followed.

“We are here to ensure that the law is followed and that no bile is carried over from 2022 to 2023… if you actually won and you believe you won the election fairly, no reason for bile let Matiang’i live peacefully. Things that are from the Moi era we do not need them anymore.”

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Adding that if the police were justified in their actions then there was no need for them to storm Matiang’i’s home like night runners, Ms Odhiambo noted, “Come during the day.”

Matiang’i’s home was raided on Wednesday night with an unknown number of police officers storming at his Karen home in Nairobi. Though the reason behind this remains unknown, Azimio la Umoja politicians have condemned the move saying it was infringing Dr Matiang’i’s rights, further calling out the government.

Addressing the media outside Matiang’i’s home, lawyer Danstan Omari said his client’s life was in danger, adding that they were unaware of the motive behind the intended raid on the home.

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