Two days after embattled former minister of Interior Fred Matiang'i presented himself at DCI headquarters for grilling over alleged home raid that hit headlines last month, his successor Kithure Kindiki has come out to save face of the police service amid widespread belief that Matiang'i is a victim of government vengeance.
Speaking at Harambee house, Kindiki who was flanked by senior Ministry officials assured that the former minister was treated with dignity as per the constitution and that the investigation process will follow the law and handled in a professional manner.
"The government policy is to treat all suspects with dignity and respect and to improve the speed of recording statements. The outcome of the investigation will be respected." He said
"The entire investigation process in this matter has been carried out professionally, dispassionately and in a manner that reflects the policy guidelines of handling criminal investigations and how suspects of crime should be treated by the Police." He added.
On 7th, Matiang'i and a team of lawyers led by Danstan Omari widely reported that they were held at the DCI headquarters for unnecessary long time as they engaged in a push and pull after their client declined to record a statement.
Azimio party leader Raila Odinga's attempt to gain access to the DCI headquarters at that time failed to bear fruit after he was blocked at the entrance. Reports later emerged that president Uhuru Kenyatta who was in Mombasa allegedly threatened to fly to the DCI headquarters to free Matiang'i. It was then that the police allegedly set Matiang'i and his lawyers free.
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