Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki appealed to the public to share information regarding the alleged raid at his predecessor, Fred Matiang'i's Karen residence on Wednesday night, February 8.
Through a statement dated Thursday, February 9, Kindiki advised the aggrieved parties to file a formal complaint to enable police conclusively conduct investigations.
The interior CS insisted that a formal complaint would enable the law enforcement agencies to take requisite action after probe.
"Our Country's security agencies remain apolitical and focused on addressing the security challenges that our nation is facing," Kindiki's statement read in part.
" Any person with information relating to the alleged incident at Matiang'i's home last night is advised to file a formal complaint at the nearest police station for investigations and appropriate action," the statement added.
Additionally, the former Tharaka Nithi Senator indicated that all police commanders had briefed him, refuting claims of ordering the alleged raid.
Besides refuting claims, Kindiki insisted that all police units were apolitical. He added that the cops would be constitutionally required to protect all citizens despite their political affiliations.
"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 Matiang'i to arrest, harass or otherwise interfere with his Constitutional rights in any manner whatsoever," Kindiki added.
Following the alleged raid, Matiang'i moved to court to seek anticipatory bail. He argued that he was under imminent threat of arrest and that he was justifiably apprehensive that his constitutional rights were being violated.
Through lawyer Danstan Omari, Matiang'i argued that unless the orders are granted, he and his family members and people close to him will continue living in a saddening state of fear and anxiety.
Lang'ata Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Monica Kimani visited Matiang'i Karen's residence to review allegations made by the former CS.
The officers were seeking to collect CCTV footage and other witness statements.
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