Revealed: DCI detectives obtain CCTV footage after raiding Matiang’i’s home

Revealed: DCI detectives obtain CCTV footage after raiding Matiang’i’s home

A screengrab of a contingent of police officers outside the home of former Interior CS Fred Matiang'i on February 15, 2023.

Citizen Digital has now established that detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who raided former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i’s Karen home on Wednesday evening were seeking to obtain CCTV footage to the residence.

The detectives, it may seem, were successful in their mission, as sources at the investigative agency intimate that they not only obtained the footage, but also confiscated the computer in which it was backed up as well.

The sleuths, who however made no arrests at the home, are then said to have driven to the DCI headquarters on Kiambu Road in two vehicles.

They will now be seeking to examine the footage to establish whether indeed a contingent of police officers raided Matiang’i’s home last week, as he had claimed, or whether it was all a faux.

This comes barely hours after the DCI on Wednesday filed an application seeking a court order to access the CCTV footage to Matiang’i’s residence.

However, while DCI boss Mohamed Amin – in a subsequent statement to newsrooms – intimated that they obtained the court order before making the raid, Matiang’i’s lawyers report the contrary.

Lawyer Danstan Omari, while speaking to Citizen TV, said he requested the officers to present him with a court order which sanctioned the operation but they failed to oblige.

"They first went to Milimani courts and they were never given the order. Yesterday, they were in Kiambu over the same but they were not given the order. Today they were in Milimani clandestinely but they were not given the order," said Omari.

"Out of frustration, they drive here in a military form, break the door without a court order, get into the house and ransack it...all the doors in his (Matiang’i’s) house  have been broken."

DCI Amin had, in his statement, stated that upon obtaining and examining the footage, action would be taken against any officer found to have been involved in last week's alleged raid, which he termed as a  “well-coordinated and deliberate attempt to spread false information and incite public fear.”

"Upon completing our investigation, we will take action if any officers from any security agency were involved in any unauthorized activities, or if any false information was knowingly disseminated by anyone to the public," said the DCI boss. 


Fred Matiang’i DCI Mohamed Amin CCTV footage

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