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How Uhuru saved Matiang'i from DCI

Matiang'i spent more than 4 hours at the DCI offices

File image of former President Uhuru Kenyatta and former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i at a past meeting in Mombasa

It has been revealed that former President Uhuru Kenyatta threatened to go to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) offices along Kiambu Road when he heard that former Interior CS Fred Matiang'i was having a rough time during the interrogation.

According to Nation, a senior Jubilee official admitted that the former head of state was annoyed upon learning that Azimio leader Raila Odinga had been denied access to the DCI offices.

“It is true that the retired President threatened to personally visit DCI offices to seek the release of Dr Matiang’i,” said a Jubilee official.


It has been revealed that Uhuru made a call thereafter when Matiang'i was released after nearly a whole day of interrogation.

Officers present at the gate said that they were acting on orders from above when they denied Mr Odinga access into the DCI offices.

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji confirmed that he received an investigation file on allegations that the police raided the home of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i in February 2023, in Karen.


Haji has said that he is set to begin his investigations after which he will act appropriately in regard to the outcome of the findings.

“Today the 8th of March, 2023, received the duplicate file relating to the allegations that police officers visited and cordoned off the residence of Former Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, Dr Fred Matiang'i with the intention of arresting him on the night of 8th February, 2o23 for undisclosed offence(s).

"The duplicate file herein will be reviewed, and a decision thereto shall be made in due course, based on the evidence, facts, the law, and the Decision to Charge Guidelines, 2019," read Haji's statement.

The police have however maintained that they did not raid Matiang'i's Karen home and they have accused him of spreading false information in the country.


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