Senior Principal Magistrate Wandia Nyamu has declined to issue orders to the security firms at former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi’s home to provide CCTV footage on the alleged raid by police saying an application of that nature must be heard before all parties.
On Wednesday morning in Nairobi, the senior principal magistrate directed that the application be served upon Bob And Morgan security and Amsec security company and that the matter be heard inter parties on March 7th.
Matiangi’s lawyers led by Danstan Omari, Samson Nyaberi, Shadrack Wambui, and Paul Macharia told journalists at Milimani law courts that the DCI needs to follow due process of the law in making such an application.
They said the application brought under the robbery with violence act is unlawful as the same has since been declared unconstitutional by a superior court and that the former CS insisted that there was no robbery in his residence, instead, it was a raid by the police.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) is seeking to have CCTV footage of the estate around the home of former Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.
The officers said they were investigating a case of robbery with violence and want the court to grant them orders to extract the CCTV footage from several security companies with CCTV in the estate.