Ex-CS Fred Matiang’i denies fleeing Kenya

Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i is in the United Kingdom, “attending to an urgent, private family matter”, his lawyers said Wednesday.

This comes amid questions regarding his whereabouts and investigations by the police and anti-corruption agents.

Dr Matiang’i’s whereabouts were Tuesday night unclear following revelations he left the country on February 19.

He is said to have left on the said date, four days before the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) announced summons for him to appear for questioning.

It emerged the DCI had asked for the ex-minister’s travel history on the same day the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) opened a lifestyle audit on the former powerful minister in retired President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.

However, issuing clarifications on Wednesday, Matiang’i’s lawyers led by Danstan Omari said he has not run away from Kenya.

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