On Monday, March 13, former interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i and his attorney Danstan Omari had all accusations against them dropped.
The DCI’s evidence was deemed insufficient by the Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions, Lilian Obuo, in a statement.
The former CS was accused of publishing fake information and conspiring to commit a crime.
“The evidence provided did not meet the ingredients needed to prove each of the fore- mentioned offences as required by law.
“The Director of Public Prosecutions has therefore directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to close the inquiry file with no further police action,” the statement read in part. “The Director of Public Prosecutions found that the evidence provided was not sufficient to sustain the above charges against Dr Fred Okeng’o Matiang’i and his advocate Danstan Omari,” the statement added.
The DCI had recommended that Fred Matiang’i and his attorney Danstan Omari be charged with the offenses in an inquiry file dated March 7, 2023.
But, according to the ODPP, there was no justification for charging Matiang’i after it independently examined witness accounts and examined the available material.
Nevertheless, a number of criminal justice-related organizations, including the head of the DCI, Mohamed Amid, distanced themselves from the allegations by pointing out that no officer was sent to arrest Matiang’i and announcing an investigation to look into the situation.
On Tuesday, March 7, CS Fred Matiang’i and his legal team, coordinated by Attorney Danstan Omari, honored the DCI’s summons.