"Poorly scripted drama!" - MP Ichung'wah says Matiang'i stage-managed 'police raid' at his home
Speaking to the press on Thursday, February 9 at Parliament Buildings, Kimani Ichung'wah said that the whole police raid was stage-managed to gain political mileage.
- Ichung'wah, who is the Kikuyu MP, wondered why there is no single picture or video - albeit amatuer - from the supposed raid.
National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung'wah now says that the Wednesday, February 8 night 'police raid' on former Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i's home was stage-managed.
Speaking to the press on Thursday, February 9 at Parliament Buildings, Ichung'wah said that the whole police raid was stage-managed to gain political mileage.
Ichung'wah, who is the Kikuyu MP, wondered why there is no single picture or video - albeit amatuer - from the supposed raid.
"Last night's drama at Matiang'i's house was meant to excite people's emotions, invoke public sympathy...Those were scripts that you would describe as the perfect case of the guilty being always afraid," Ichung'wah said.
'Not even a single photograph!'
He challenged Matiang'i and his lawyers to avail any video or photograph evidence to prove that indeed his house in Karen, Nairobi, was raided by police.
"You remember when 300 people were sent to arrest Ndindi Nyoro, you [journalists] were all present and you witnessed everything that happened... and you could see the police officers. You remember when Oscar Sudi's house was raided by close to 500 police officers in the wee hours of the night, there were photographs and videos of the officers breaking into his gate.
"We want to challenge the scripters of last night's drama, to show Kenyans a single photograph or a video recording of the officers they purport to have been in Matiang'i's house. Not a single photograph has been availed. Not even a CCTV surveillance of that residence...not even a video recording from Matiang'i or his house girls or his gardeners phone. Even the media house that were on the scene, in a very mysterious way, could not capture a single policeman," Ichung'wah added.
IG denies sending officers
Inspector General of Police Japheth Koome and the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) CEO Twalib Mbarak have since denied that their respective officers were involved in the supposed raid.
"I wish to clarify that no police officer under the NPS was sent to former CS Matiang'i residence at all," Koome said.
On his part, Mbarak said, "It is not us. Please it is not EACC detectives. We have nothing on him."
Through his lawyers, Matiang'i on Thursday, February 9 morning moved to court seeking conservatory orders which protects him from any arrests or charges.
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