There has been a major development in the case of former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i. According to his brother, John Matiang’i, dozens of elite police officers have surrounded the house of Fred Matiang’i near KCB Karen Center, and are attempting to break into the compound. The reason for this raid is still unclear.
The government raiding the home of a former senior government officer in the rank of an Interior Cabinet Secretary is highly unusual and has raised many eyebrows. Not only is Matiang’i a respected public figure, he is also a highly decorated former CS and has served the country with distinction. This act is being seen by many as a sign of desperation and a low move by the government.
This incident has caused a stir on social media, with many people expressing their anger and shock at the government for raiding Matiang’i’s home. The former prime minister and opposition chief the Right Honourable Raila Amolo Odinga together with Matiang’s lawyer have called the government to explain the raid and why at night. Most of those who have had a chance to comment on the issue have condemned the raid as an act of intimidation.
The government has been quiet on the matter and has yet to provide any official explanation of the raid or its purpose. This has only heightened the public’s concern and speculation, with some alleging that the raid is politically motivated.
Regardless of the government’s motives, this incident has raised serious questions about the use of police force and the government’s respect for the rule of law and civil rights. It is important that the government is transparent and accountable in its actions, particularly when it comes to such high-profile cases. Until then, the public will continue to remain suspicious of the government’s motives and the way it is exercising its power.
At the moment, there is no word from the government on the raid and its purpose. It is still unclear why the police officers are attempting to break into the compound and what their motives are. It is hoped that the government will soon come out with a statement and clear the air about the incident.