Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i faces two charges in relation to the alleged police raid of his home on the night of February 9th.
Matiang’i is accused of attempting to cause panic, chaos, or violence amongst Kenyans by claiming that his house was raided by a battalion of officers intending to arrest him, according to the charge sheet by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
He faces a second charge of publication of false information contrary to section 23 of the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes.
“On February 8th, 2023, at Karen Ngong View Estate within Nairobi County in the Republic of Kenya with intent to cause panic, chaos or violence amongst citizens of Kenya jointly with others published in the media that your house had been raided by a battalion and or “garrison” of officers intending to arrest you, a fact you knew to be false,” reads the charge sheet prepared by Chief Inspector of Police attached to the Investigations Bureau of DCI Maurice Shiraho.
The charge sheet emerged after Matiang’i presented himself at the DCI headquarters on Tuesday morning for questioning over the alleged raid.
The former cabinet secretary was accompanied by a battery of 12 attorneys led by Danstan Omari.