The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has launched investigations into how former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i made his wealth.

The EACC has written to the Head of the Civil Service Felix Koskei asking to be availed with wealth declaration forms Matiang’i submitted when he was sworn in as CS in 2013

In a a latter dated February 27, 2023, the EACC said they were pursuing the matter based on Section 30(1)(4)(b) of the Public Officers Ethics Act.

“The Commission wishes to request for Certified Copies of Declaration of Income, Assets and Liabilities forms for years 2012 to 2022, including the initial and final declarations,” the reads the letter in part.

Matiang’i was first sworn in as Information and Communications Cabinet Secretary in 2013.

He later served as Education CS before he was moved to the Interior docket in 2017 and retained the same docket when then President Uhuru Kenyatta was reelected.

In the letter signed by EACC chief Executive Officer Twalib Mbarak, the commission confirmed that it is carrying out investigations on Matiang’i.

“The Commission is carrying out investigations involving Dr. Fred Matiang’i, former Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government,” the letter reads.

“Our officers Mr. Abdul Low and Mr. Paul Mugwe will be available to collect the documents.”

The latest move by the anti-graft agency now deepens Matiang’i’s woes barely six months after exiting office.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is separately investigating him in connection to false information over a fake raid at his Karen home.

The CS was due to appear before the DCI last week but his lawyer Danstan Omari claimed the CS was not served as required by law.

Matiang’i later, through Omari, said he was out of the country.

The bone of contention revolves around the alleged raid in which police denied involvement and said they sought a court order to obtain CCTV footage from Matiang’i’s home.

The officers broke into his residence on February 15, ransacked the house and left.

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