Breaking From CS Fred Matiang'i's home in Nairobi.

In Summary
• ODM communication director Philip Etale said in a tweet five police arrived at the former CS’s home.
• “Former CS Dr Fred Matiang’i is under siege. His house has been surrounded by five police vehicles. They want to attest to him. Happening now,” Etale said in a social media post.

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Former Interior Cabinet secretary Fred Matiangi.

Police on Wednesday night reportedly raided former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i’s home in Nairobi.
Media reports indicated that the police officers wanted to arrest him for unspecified reasons.
ODM communication director Philip Etale said in a Facebook post said police arrived at the former CS’s home in five vehicles.
“Former CS Dr Fred Matiang’i is under siege. His house has been surrounded by five police vehicles. They want to attest him. Happening now,” Etale said in a social media post.

More to follow…

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2023-02-08-police-reportedly-raid-former-cs-matiangis-nairobi-home/

Optimus Crime8 minutes ago edited
… bet the arrogant jerk never dreamt that this day would come when he was sending out River Yala death squads with his bosom buddies Kinoti, Kibicho and Mutyambai. Anyolewe na chupa bila maji…jinga hii.

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Humbwsaaaaaa @Mangele masturbating to your thread na iko hapk chini

[SIZE=7]Raila Rushes to Matiang’i’s Karen Home, Confronts Police[/SIZE]
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Azimio party leader Raila Odinga
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Orange Democratic Movement Party Leader Raila Odinga has denounced the police raid on former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.

Police officers surrounded former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s home on Wednesday, February 8.

In an address to the press, his lawyer Dunstan Omari claimed that the elite officers sought to arrest the former CS.

"My client is holed up as if he is a former fugitive in his own country. This is a former Minister in charge of security and the police. Civility must be retained.

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“We can’t have a rogue Government that comes at midnight to arrest the former CS,” stated the lawyer challenging the government to summon him for questioning.

The lawyer further maintained that the former CS’s life was in danger and maintained that the police should have been sent to the home during day time.

"They want to arrest our client but no offense was disclosed. I can confirm to every Kenyan in this country that the life of Matiang’i is at risk. We do not know the intention of wanting to invade Matiang’i’s home at this time of the night. We don’t know where they want to arrest and take him to. We do not know what offense he has committed.

“Our client is ready to be summoned to go and appear before any police station and record a statement if they have anything to charge him with,” he added.

He further confirmed that 200 lawyers had pitched camp and were determined to stay in the home till morning.

Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga also visited Matiang’i’s home condemning President William Ruto for misuse of power.

Raila questioned the elite squad’s decision to visit the home deep into the night instead of waiting to resolve their issue legally.

"I have just received information that the police had surrounded the home of the former Interior Minister Matiang’i and I was shocked to hear that this is happening at this hour.

“They say that the more things change, the more they stay the same. We are witnessing what this country has been through before. The times of late-night arrests and detentions of people without any formal charges. This is what appears to be coming back to our country,” the former Prime Minister told the press while at Matiang’i’s home.

Shortly after arriving at Matiang’i’s residence in Karen, the ODM criticized the move, terming it barbaric and a witchhunt.

He questioned why the involved agencies waited to raid his residence at night instead of waiting to resolve their issue legally.

Raila also vowed to join other leaders in a night vigil to ensure Matiang’i’s security and that of his family. He continued his onslaught on the government, noting that the attack on the former CS was a sign of illegitimacy.

“We are here and we will stand with Matiang’i and anybody else to ensure that the law of this country is respected,” he stated.

“If Matinag’i has committed a crime that warrants his arrest that should be made public and known to him… This idea of arresting senior citizens at this hour of the night is unacceptable,” Odinga added.

The motive behind Matiang’i’s attempted arrest, according to the former Prime Minister was not yet clear as neither the police nor his legal team had concrete information on the same.

We don’t care!!!

Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission officers have surrounded the Karen home of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi.
The Nation has established that the officers arrived at the Karen home of the former CS a few minutes before 10 pm and were attempting to force their way in.
A source said that they arrived in five motor vehicles and were demanding to access to his house but were stopped by his security.
“It is then that he reached out to his lawyers who made their way to his home and started arguing with the officers who have remained silent…they are not saying anything as of now,” said the source who spoke to the Nation in confidence

A police source also said that the officials who were camping outside the home of the former Interior CS were from the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission.
Speaking to the Nation on phone, Mr Danstan Omari, who is leading a team of lawyers camped at the home, said that they were yet to be told what is happening.
“We are not going to leave here until tomorrow. If they want our client we shall present him wherever they want,” he said.

Abincha Andison
Let’s seek our lost freedom on the streets,raila give us the green light! We are tired!

Johnson Mwathi
revenge is a dangerous mission…

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I cannot support what we spent 5 years condemning.
The deputy president has never missed an opportunity to remind us what they did to him and he keeps promising that it will never happen again…
Unfortunately, it happens to early in the day.
We cannot afford to replace the politics of tribalism with politics of vindictiveness.
It’s not good for KK and it’s not good for Kenya. But anyway, my opinion may not matter to those with power today but tomorrow is a different day…

The Games have Began

MO1 2.0

In Summary
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[li]The Star had obtained an exclusive interview with Matiang’i who confided to us that he was a wanted man.[/li][li]Speaking to the Star, prior to the drama, Matiang’i described the looming raid as pure harassment and witchhunt.[/li][/ul]
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Former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i Image: WILFRED NYANGARESI

Even before elite police officers raided his Nairobi home late in the night of Wednesday, Former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i was privy to the plan.

The Star had obtained an exclusive interview with Matiang’i who confided to us that he was a wanted man.

Indeed he was.

Speaking to the Star, prior to the drama, Matiang’i described the looming raid as “pure harassment and witchhunt”.

“This is pure harassment and a witch hunt. We will resist this," Matiang’i said.

Matiang’i wondered why they targeted his home at night even as he defended himself from any accusation of wrongdoing.

The officers who raided the Karen home claimed they were from Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission and were out to carry out a search on the house.

Matiang’i, however, defended himself saying he had appeared before ten Public Accounts Committees for the last ten years he was in government and he walked out with no negative mark.

"I have been told they want to raid my home at night. If they want something from this house I don’t know why they want to raid at night. I have not done anything wrong,” he said.

An official at EACC denied they were involved in the night raid and insisted it was the Asset Recovery Agency.

ARA has apparently been profiling Matiangi and two of his former colleagues whom they also plan to target soon.

[B][I]FTK[/I][/B]10 minutes ago
All the UDA dummies are out celebrating what exactly.

Ken Ken 13 minutes ago edited
Back to Moi era! Nyayo house will be renovated to house political enemies!

Mimi 21 minutes ago
The Venue was Bomas,
The Event was the Launch of BBI
where Uhuru was childishly laughing at any passing fly as the entire pro-BBI team taunted Ruto.
Ruto sat pensively, taking humiliation and looking defeated but once he got a chance,
he roared through the jeers and sought to remind them that power is transient.
It has come to pass. A lesson to all in power.
BBI failed and power left the untouchables of yesteryears.

LewisHamilton 44 minutes ago
He sent officers to Riggy G’s home at night and they stripped him in front of his family.
This guy felt very powerful doing that. Now he complains?

Jomo mzalendo an hour ago
This pure political witch-hunt. I see vendetta written all over, this KK govt is slowly turning into

an autocracy in two years’ time people will realize the big mistake they made.

Speaking to the Nation, Lawyer Omari said that the former CS was safe as he condemned the state on the attempted arrest at 10 pm saying that it was only aimed at humiliating him.
“The former CS is safe and we are not going to leave this place until tomorrow…already we are over 200 all they can do is arrest all of us,” he told the Nation.
Mr Omari confirmed they were aware of the plans to arrest Dr Matiang’i but they did not know for what reasons.

He said that the officers will not be allowed to access the compound until they produce a search warrant.

“This habit of walking into the home of someone at night and just making arrests is unacceptable and unconstitutional. We shall not allow the officers to nab him,” said the lawyer.
According to them, they believe the late-night attempted arrest is being used to scare the former CS from attending the late Prof Magoha’s funeral service tomorrow.

Mr Omari said they have received strict orders from former President Kenyatta to head early to court to seek anticipatory bail for all former CSs.

The lawyers said they will escort Dr Matiang’i to the nearest police station to record his statement.

The former Prime Minister condemned the manner in which the officers were planning to arrest Dr Matiang’i saying that it was unfortunate that such things were happening in the country.

“Police have surrounded his home at this time of the day… the more things change the more they remain the same. Why arrest people without formal charges? It is completely unacceptable!” said Mr Odinga.

The former PM later left shortly after midnight with Kisii Governor Simba Arati joining Dr Matiang’i inside the house.

[SIZE=7]Former CSs, MPs close ranks with Matiang’i after the raid[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]“Very many many of former president Uhuru’s senior officers are also here.”[/SIZE]

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[li]Though the former CSs secretly entered the home without being noticed by the media, Matiang’i’s lawyers lifted the lid that they were in keeping the former CS company.[/li][li]Sources told the Star, the CSs wanted their visit kept under to avoid what they termed as “victimization”.[/li][/ul]
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Former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i

Former Cabinet Secretaries serving under ex-president Uhuru Kenyatta and Members of Parliament stormed the home of the former Interior Cabinet

Secretary Fred Matiang’i minutes after police staged a raid at the residence.

Though the former CSs secretly entered the home without being noticed by the media, Matiang’i’s lawyers lifted the lid that they were in keeping the former CS company.

His lawyers Sam Nyaberi and Danstan Omari confirmed that the CS is in safe hands even as he divulged that they are ready to defend him in court.

“We have left him in the safe hands of advocates, Members of Parliament, and his former colleagues in the Cabinet,” his lawyer Sam Nyaberi said.

Omari also confirmed the same revealing that the senior officers in the previous regime are also in attendance.

“We can tell you that here at (Matiang’i’s home) he has been joined by former Cabinet ministers, and he has been joined by Raila. Very many many of former president Uhuru Kenyatta’s senior officers are also here. In addition to that,” Omari said.

ODM leader Raila Odinga had earlier said he will not leave the former CS’ home until the matter is solved.

“I am not leaving Dr Matiangi’s home tonight until this matter is resolved. He can count on our support and solidarity as Azimio,” Raila tweeted after the incident.

He went on to add:

“Matiang’i is a former Interior CS and civility demands that the illegitimate regime in place accords him due process and his rights. We will not allow the dark days of repression to return. We shall stand with him to the end.”

Though they lamented over suspected foul play, they said they have no qualms about following the due process of the law.

“We are ready and willing to present Matiang’i to any police station in this country. He is not avoiding any rule of law, that is if he has committed any offence,” Omari said.

He went on to divulge that a battery of lawyers has been lined up to defend the former CS against any accusations that will be presented.

Matiangi in 2019 "The police cannot arrest you for nothing. You must have done something that requires them to arrest you and in any case, if you sure you haven’t committed any criminal act, why protest the arrest? People should leave the police to do their work
Karma is a b*tch

Hakuna kitu matiangi atafanyiwa.

The high court has barred the police and any other state agencies from arresting former CS Fred Matiangi.

Justice Kanyi Kimondo has granted him a Sh 200,000 personal bond.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_9Sv8C3-Ms

The case will be mentioned on February 23.

Matiangi had earlier today filed a case seeking anticipatory bail

Optimus Crimean hour ago
…Matiang’i just used the court to stop an arrest that he staged. He and his 200 lawyers who somehow got to his house without causing a jam that could be seen from space ( they never were there) wapigiwe makofi ya kilo…he has been asked to produce cctv of the cops who went to arrest him and i bet his story and that of baba’s cctv of chebukati at his house will match…they both don’t exist.

[SIZE=7]DCI boss: This is how Fred Matiang’i staged siege at his Karen home[/SIZE]
Thursday, February 09, 2023
By Nyaboga Kiage

DCI boss Amin Mohamed is accusing former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i of stage managing a siege at his Karen home on Wednesday night.

He said the DCI will take firm and bold action against all involved in the matter.

The DCI is now probing whether the former Interior CS stage-managed the incident.

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“Our preliminary investigations have recovered a well-coordinated and deliberate attempt to spread false information and incite public fear, unfortunately, spear-headed by a person of the standing of a former Interior CS,” the DCI boss said.

Also read: Court grants Matiang’i Sh200,000 anticipatory bail

According to the DCI, the former CS had informed his guards that he was expecting guests including lawyers, and instructed them to give them access to his house upon arrival.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML1HuZ3uKX4

Moments later the lawyers arrived before being joined by other political leaders led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
“At around 9.30 pm, Mr Odinga and the team left the home to go and join the lawyers at the press conference. Dr Matiang’i then informed the guards that police would be arriving accompanied by the media to arrest him and instructed them to allow the police access to his home but lock out the media,” he said.
The DCI boss further accused Mr Odinga’s communication team of falsely alerting newsrooms that the former CS’s home had been surrounded by an elite squad of the police.
On the state of various investigations both corruption and crime, the DCI boss said his office was currently investigating several other criminal and corruption allegations against a number of players but they were yet to conclude their investigations.
“For the record, I can confirm that none of the cases and investigations so far have reached the stage which requires the assistance or attendance of Dr Matiang’i. DCI treats the allegations of the raid at the home of Dr Matiang’i seriously and has conducted initial investigations into the matter,” he said.

Asked to explain the presence of a police Land Cruiser and of a Subaru KDK 488L that were captured gaining entry into Dr Matiang’i’s front gate, he said that they were still investigating whether the vehicles belonged to the service.
“As I have said, we are on with the investigations and we are yet to ascertain whether the vehicles belonged to the police service,” he said.
He also said that already, a number of workers at the home of Dr Matiang’i had recorded statements in relation to the matter.
On Thursday, regular officers and those drawn from DCI pitched camp at the home of the former CS from 11.30 am and had not come out of the compound by the time the Nation team left the Karen residence.

Internal security ministry is a very sensitive docket for such upii.
Rao scripts are just full of non sense and upii, ndio haezi shinda elections in Kenya

[SIZE=7]In the case of Matiang’i versus the State… Who’s fooling whom?[/SIZE]
Friday, February 10, 2023

By Joseph Wangui
Court Reporter
Nation Media Group

Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i yesterday maintained in court papers that police raided his home on Wednesday night, but senior government officials denounced the reports with the Interior ministry inviting a formal complaint to open an investigation.

And Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji vowed to take action against the former CS for claiming that his office and President William Ruto had a hand in the alleged raid.

Read: DCI boss: This is how Fred Matiang’i staged siege at his Karen home

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Lawyers of the former minister told reporters that the night raid could be linked to the alleged loss of Sh1.5 billion in the Ruaraka school land saga that happened nine years ago when he was the CS for Education.

They also suspect that the troubles are linked to the multi-billion shilling Huduma Namba project.

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Watch: Stop profiling public servants, CS Matiang’i calls out Kenya Kwanza

“We have information that it (the raid) could be about the Ruaraka land matter or allocation of another land. We also have the information it could be about Huduma Namba. But he was not the accounting officer,” said lawyer Sam Nyaberi outside the Milimani Law Courts in Nairobi after filing an application for Dr Matiang’i to be granted anticipatory bail.

Justice Kanyi Kimondo granted Dr Matiang’i an Sh200,000 bail, by way of a personal bond and certified the case as urgent. The judge also said that the police, DPP and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) were at liberty to investigate any criminal conduct by Dr Matiang’i. However, they will not arrest or detain him in view of the anticipatory bail.

Dr Matiang’i sought the court’s protection on grounds that he fears that the police will execute an arbitrary arrest against him.
Though during his tenure as CS the government was accused of abusing police powers to arrest and harass politicians opposed to the then administration, Dr Matiang’i lamented the current government is misusing police to harass and intimidate him and other former CSs.

“I am living under a cloud of uncertainty as to my liberty owing to the threat of my arrest by the respondents and I am apprehensive that my constitutional rights are being violated,” he said, adding that he believes the powers of the police to arrest are being abused and maliciously misused to harass, intimidate and oppress him.
Through Musyoki Mogaka & Co Advocates, the CS claimed that the scheme to have him arrested was formulated on January 30 in Mombasa.

Watch: Matiang’i re-emerges after disappearing from public view, mourns Magoha

“I was informed that the scheme to have me arrested was formulated on 30th January 2023 on the sidelines of the 16th Annual General Meeting and Africa Prosecutors’ Association (APA) Conference held in Mombasa,” he said in an affidavit. The conference was attended by President Ruto and he met the top prosecutor on the sidelines of the forum.
But Mr Haji, who hosted the President at the regional meeting, dismissed the allegations and challenged Dr Matiang’i to produce evidence of the allegations.

“I have looked at his application in court and he has alleged that me and the President met on the sidelines in Mombasa when we had the African prosecutors’ association to plan against him. That in itself is perjury and I will take him to task. Let him table the evidence that we did that. We had several attorney generals from all over Africa and I have evidence that nothing like that happened,” Mr Haji told NTV in an interview. “I take great exception that people are still continuing to commit perjury.”

Interior CS Kithure Kindiki also denied the involvement of the police and described the alleged raiders as “unidentified persons”.
“Dr Matiangi’s lawyers and some politicians who spoke from the scene alleged that the said persons were police officers sent to arrest the former Cabinet Secretary. This allegation is utterly false. No police officer(s) or any security agent from any government institution or department was dispatched to the home of Dr Matiang’i to arrest, harass or otherwise interfere with his constitutional rights in any manner whatsoever.
“Our Country’s security agencies remain apolitical and focused on addressing the security challenges that our Nation is facing. Any person with information relating to the alleged incident at Dr Matiang’i’s home last night is advised to file a formal complaint at the nearest police station for investigations and appropriate action,” Prof Kindiki said in a statement.

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Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i

In the court papers, Dr Matiang’i added that for the 10 years (2013–2022) he served in the Cabinet, he didn’t have any unanswered audit queries.

Also read: Court grants Matiang’i Sh200,000 anticipatory bail

“I have never been arrested or charged in any court for any offense in relation to the exercise of my duties in the various dockets that I headed,” he said.

Apart from the Ministry of Interior, he also headed the Ministry of Information, Communication and Technology, the Ministry of Lands and Physical Planning and the Ministry of Education. He was also the chairperson of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee.

He stated that between February 6 and 9, he received “credible information from several reliable sources and officers of the Kenya Police that there was a scheme to arbitrarily capture and arrest me with a view of arraigning me in court for ulterior political motives on trumped up charges”. The scheme was hatched in Mombasa, he alleged.

“True to their words, on the afternoon of February 9, 2023, my family home in Karen was raided, surrounded and cordoned off by police officers who were seeking to arrest me,” Dr Matiang’i stated in the affidavit.
The police officers, he alleged, barricaded the entrance to the house and only retreated after the media and his advocates arrived and the information of the alleged impending arrest went viral on social media platforms.
Stating that he has never been summoned to appear at any police station or investigative agency, Dr Matiang’i said that no arrest warrants have ever been against him.
“I am at a loss as to why the police officers are seeking to arrest me,” he said while pointing an accusing finger at the EACC.
“Through a confidential source, I was reliably informed that the EACC had also received instructions between February 6 and 9, 2023 to open a criminal file and charge me with trumped-up charges of abuse of office,” he said.
But as the drama unfolded on Wednesday night, EACC chief executive Twalib Mbarak told the Nation: “We are not the ones. EACC is not in Dr Matiangi’s residence.”
Inspector-General of Police Japhet Koome also refuted police had a role in the incident.

“We clarify no police officers under the National Police Service (NPS) has been sent to former CS Matiang’i residence at all,” he stated.
Dr Matiang’i further claimed that based on the information he had received, the timing of the alleged arrest was designed to ensure that he fails to attend the funeral and burial service of his Cabinet colleague Prof George Magoha in Gem, Siaya County tomorrow.
The former CS stated that his woes got worse when he gave a speech at the home of Prof Magoha where he shared lessons on public service that he had learnt from his late colleague.
“My security detail was withdrawn the next day after the visit and the impending arrest is part of the wider scheme to harass and silence me forever. The Inspector-General has already demonstrated malicious intent by abusing due process as evidenced by the reduction and withdrawal of the security officers assigned to me on February 2, 2023, thereby exposing me to harm despite the sensitive nature of my last post as Cabinet Secretary for security matters,” said Dr Matiang’i in the court papers.
Describing himself as a “law-abiding citizen”, Dr Matinag’i said he is ready and willing to submit himself to a just and fair legal process in which his fundamental rights and freedoms are respected and protected in the event he is required for questioning or investigations by the authorities.
He sued six national government institutions including the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Inspector-General of the National Police Service, DPP and EACC. Also sued is the Independent Police Oversight Authority and National Police Service Commission. The Kenya National Commission on Human Rights and the Law Society of Kenya are listed as interested parties.

The application is pending a hearing.

Read: Police have nothing to do with raid at Matiang’i’s house, IG Koome says

“I firmly believe that the belated efforts by the respondents to harass, intimidate and/or embarrass me is connected with the dutiful execution of my professional mandate in the previous regime of government and/or my association with people who are seen as ‘the enemies’ of the current regime,” he stated.
Outside the court, Dr Matiang’i’s lawyers said that they got a distress call from the former CS on Wednesday night saying elite police officers had surrounded his home.
“He had prior knowledge of an impending arrest. On arrival, we found the police had left,” said the lawyers.
Lawyer Danstan Omari disputed a statement by Mr Koome that the persons who allegedly attempted to raid the CS’s home are not police officers.
“Why did the National Police Service fail to deploy officers to find out about the raid if indeed the raiders were not police officers?” asked Mr Omari. “There seems to be a choreographed attack on former Cabinet secretaries. We will seek instructions to seek anticipatory bail for all of them.”