All charges against former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and his lawyer Danstan Omari have been dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions.
According to Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Lilian Obuo’s statement, the DCI’s evidence was insufficient.
The former CS was charged with conspiracy to commit a felony and publication of false information by the DCI.
“The evidence provided did not meet the ingredients needed to prove each of the fore- mentioned offences as required by law.
“As a result, the Director of Public Prosecutions has directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to close the inquiry file with no further police action,” read part of the statement.
In an enquiry file dated March 7, 2023, the DCI recommended that Fred Matiang’i and his lawyer Danstan Omari be charged with the offenses.
The ODPP, on the other hand, stated that after independently reviewing witness statements and analyzing the evidence provided, it found no reason to charge Matiang’i.
“The Director of Public Prosecutions determined that the evidence presented was insufficient to sustain the above charges against Dr. Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i and his advocate Danstan Omari,” according to the statement.
The former CS was charged after a report of an alleged invasion by police officers at his Karen home on February 8.
However, various criminal justice agencies, including DCI boss Mohamed Amid, distanced themselves from the claims, noting that no officer was deployed to arrest Matiang’i and declaring a probe into the matter.
The case was dropped just a day after Matiang’i had a secret meeting with President William Ruto’s handlers at a Nairobi hotel, which has raised more questions than answers.