"Matiang'i is free because Ruto is not interested in revenge" - MP John Kagucia

for Tv47 Digital March 14, 2023, 10:57 AM
Matiang'i DCI case
The Director of Public Prosecutions has rejected charges levelled against former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i (pictured), on account of insufficient evidence. PHOTO/COURTESY

The Kenya Kwanza Government is not interested in revenging against former state officials who opposed it, this is according to Mukurweini MP John Kagucia.

Speaking on Tuesday, March 14 morning, MP Kagucia said alleged that decision by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) to drop charges against former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang'i was down to the fact the President William Ruto is not interested in revenging.

Although DPP Noordin Haji said that the decision was taken because there was no sufficient evidence to support charges levelled against Matiang'i and his lawyer Danstan Omari, the lawmaker says otherwise.

"The truth of the matter is Matiang'i stage-managed a raid on his own house. The president is on record saying that this government is not going to be dealing with issues of revenge," Kagucia said.

He added: "I can tell you, the narrative that some have been trying to create is that this government is vengeful. I can tell you nobody is interested in revenging and that is why you see the president saying 'stop it'."

Mukurweini MP John Kagucia alleges that DPP rejected charges against Fred Matiang'i because the Kenya Kwanza government is not interested in revenge. PHOTO | COURTESY

DPP rejects charges

The DPP on Monday, March 13 directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to close the inquiry file on Dr. Matiangi's case.

Dr. Matiang'i - together with his lawyer - was being accused of conspiracy to commit a felony and publication of false information.

"Upon independent and thorough analysis of the evidence and a review of the statements of the witnesses, 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 Mr Danstan Omari," read the statement in part.

The statement added: "The evidence provided did not meet the ingredients needed to prove each of the afore-mentioned offenses as required by law."

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