Former Cabinet Secretary for Interior Fred Matiang’i is yet to receive valid summons to appear before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for interrogation, his lawyers have claimed.
The ex-CS did not show up at the DCI headquarters yesterday for questioning as expected. A letter leaked from the investigative agency on Thursday to newsrooms showed that Dr Matiangi had been summoned to appear at the DCI.
Journalists who were hanging around the Kiambu road headquarters of the DCI were disappointed after sitting in the sun for the whole day waiting for the former CS.
“As of now, Matiang’i had not been personally served as required under the law. He could not honour summons which to me is manufactured from river road, ” His lawyer Dansatan Omari has told sauce.co.ke.
of the alleged police invasion of his Karen residence on the night of February 8 and 9, his lawyers now claim.
According to him, an order is usually served in person and signed by three police officers for it to be considered valid.
“The DCI misled the entire media fraternity and Kenyans into believing that he had issued valid summons to Matiang’i,” he added.
He claimed that the new DCI boss Amin Mohammed was acting in a clandestine manner, which leaves a lot to be desired.
“The DCI is a creation of the law, appointed under the law and he (Amin) must act within the perimeter of the law. Short of that will file a petition for his removal,” the lawyers contended.
Omari, while clarifying the whereabouts of the former powerful CS, confirmed that Matiang’i is very much around as a private citizen going about his business peacefully.
“When he is wanted we will produce him. He is just a phone call away from us, ” Omari stated.