The Director of the Office of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (ODPP) Noordin Haji today directed the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to drop the charges against former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i.
The decision means the embattled Matiangi will not be charged in court over the publication of information on an alleged police raid at his Karen home on February 8.
According to the ODPP, the evidence provided by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) against Matiang’i and his Lawyer Danstan Omari is not sufficient to sustain the said charges.
“Upon independent and thorough analysis of the evidence availed 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 Omani. The evidence provided did not meet the ingredients needed to prove each of the afore-mentioned offences as required by law,” Said the ODPP.