Charges Against Fred Matiang'I Dropped

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The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) has dropped charges against the former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i.

In a press release, ODPP said the evidence provided by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is insufficient evidence to sustain charges against Matiang'I and his lawyer Danstan Omari.

"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," ODPP stated.

The ODPP directed the DCI to close the inquiry file without further police action.

The DCI had forwarded the file to the DPP for review and recommendation of prosecution of the two for the offences of conspiring to commit a felony in violation of Section 393 of the Penal Code and publishing false information in violation of Section 23 of the Computer and Misuse and Cybercrime Act No. 5 of 2018.

The duo were accused of publishing information on an alleged police raid at his Karen home in Nairobi on February 8.

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