DPP vows to sue Matiang’i over claims he and Ruto plotted for his arrest
Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has vowed to sue former CS Fred Matiang’i over claims he orchestrated the Wednesday night police ‘raid’ at his home.
Speaking to NTV, Haji said that in his affidavit, Matiang’i has accused him of conspiring with President William Ruto against him while in Mombasa for the Prosecutor’s Conference on January 30.
“He has alleged that I and the President met on the sidelines of the conference to plan against him, that in itself is perjury and I will take him to task,” Haji said.
“It is unacceptable, let him table that evidence that we did that. I have evidence that nothing like that happened.”
In his affidavit seen by NTV, Matiang’i said he was informed that the scheme to have him arrested was formulated at the sidelines of the 16th Annual General Meeting and Africa Prosecutors’ Association (APA) Conference held at Mombasa.
“True to their words, on the afternoon of February 9, my family home in Karen was raided, surrounded and cordoned off by police officers who were seeking to arrest me,” Matiang’is affidavit read in part.
“The police officers barricaded the entry to my house and only retreated after the media and my Advocates arrived and the story of my impending arrest went viral on social media platforms.
I have never been summoned to appear before any police station or investigative agency and no arrest warrants have ever been against me. I am therefore at a loss as to why the police officers are seeking to arrest me.”