Police Raid Former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i’s Residence


The raid on the residence of the former Cabinet Secretary of interior security, Dr. Fred Matiang’i, has continued as the police raided his residence on Wednesday afternoon and seized CCTV footage. The criminal investigation officer Inspector Eunice Njue informed a local Daily that she received a court order from the Kiambu court to enter Dr. Matiang’i’s home, despite the attorneys’ claims that there was no warrant for the police to raid the house.

According to the police, the Kiambu court ordered the security firm Amsec Security Services Limited to hand over the CCTV footage from February 9, 2023 so that it could be examined to see if it was true that the police surrounded the former security minister’s home.

However, lawyers Sam Nyaberi and Danstan Omari argued that the police had broken into Dr. Matiang’i’s home illegally when they arrived at the scene at 5pm in the evening. They arrested the security guard of Bob Morgan Security Services Limited (BMSSL) and locked him in the boot of their car.

“I was locked in the boot of their car for an hour. The police entered the house and searched everywhere,” said the porter at Dr. Matiang’i’s residence.

Accompanied by journalists, Mr Omari and Mr Nyaberi entered the residence of the former security cabinet secretary.

“This is a serious violation of human rights since the police were three times denied by the court to seize the CCTV cameras of the BMSSL company to inspect them,” said Mr Omari.

In a previous statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations claimed to have secured a search warrant to capture CCTV at the residence of former interior cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i in order to establish the truth about an alleged police raid that occurred last week.

“This afternoon, our officers obtained a search order to obtain CCTV recordings from the home of the former Interior Cabinet Secretary to establish the facts surrounding the alleged raid,” said Mohamed Amin, the Director of Criminal Investigations while giving a status update regarding the ongoing investigations.

Omari asserted that the DCI officials destroyed the CCTV equipment and the video evidence of the earlier raid on the same location.

On Wednesday, February 15, DCI submitted a request for a court order requesting permission to obtain the CCTV footage from the security company monitoring Dr. Matiangi’s residence.