Former Inside minister Fred Matiang’i didn’t flee the nation, his lawyer Danstan Omari has mentioned.
Talking on Wednesday, Omari mentioned Matiang’i flew to the UK on February 19 to take care of an pressing, non-public household matter.
“My shopper travelled on Sunday, February 19, 2023, through KLM (Passenger) Flight KL 566 on an everyday non-public go to to the UK. These conversant in his journey schedules over time will affirm that he travels repeatedly to that a part of the world through KLM and – as was on this case – very brazenly, via open public means,” the lawyer mentioned.
Omari additional rubbished claims that the previous highly effective Minister fled the nation to keep away from the Directorate of Felony Investigations(DCI).
“There’s nothing sinister about his journey. He’s there to take care of an pressing non-public household matter and shall return to renew his abnormal routine as a non-public citizen,” Omari mentioned.
The lawyer talked about that Matiang’i is away for 2 weeks and had notified the required safety and diplomatic officers of his journey.
“Owing to his fast position within the safety sector and his standing, I’ve directions that my shopper informally notified senior safety sector and diplomatic officers about his two-week journey to the UK. It’s due to this fact unfair to forged aspersions on his motion,” Omari mentioned.
He additionally mentioned Fred Matiang’i isn’t conscious that the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Fee(EACC) has opened a probe into his wealth.
“He’s not conscious of any investigations on him however reckons that constitutional workplaces are at liberty to discharge their mandate and that he, too, has the appropriate to due course of as a citizen of this nation.”