DPP’s Response Over Matiang’i’s Affidavit

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Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji now says he is not aware if the Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is wanted by the investigative authorities.

DPP Haji’s remarks follows the former CS’s affidavit at the court while applying for anticipatory bail, where he indicated that a scheme to have him arrested was hatched during the recent conference of African prosecutors in Mombasa attended by President William Ruto and hosted by DPP Haji.

Speaking during an interview with media on Thursday Haji termed Matiang’i’s claim as false testimony adding that a decision is yet to be made on whether he should be prosecuted over the Ksh.1.5 billion Ruaraka school land saga.

Haji says he is awaiting the conclusion of a crucial part of the probe before making a decision adding that he will not shield any person regardless of their previous or current positions in government.

In 2018, the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission named Matiang’i and his then PS of Education Dr. Belio Kipsang in the unprocedural and compulsory acquisition of the Ruaraka land.

The EACC indicated that the land belonged to the government in the first place but the matter has never been concluded.

Meanwhile, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations boss Mohamed Amin also issued a statement saying Matiang’i’s claim of the police raiding his home was a “well-coordinated and deliberate attempt to spread false information and incite public fear.”


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