Gachagua To Matiangi: People Who You Killed, Dumped In River Yala Are Haunting You

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has asked former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to conduct an internal soul-searching following allegations that police officers raided his Karen home.

Speaking during a thanksgiving service on Sunday, February 12, Gachagua dismissed the claims saying Matiang’i was being haunted by actions he took as Interior Minister.

“Do not mind those pretending that they have been arrested. These people are having hallucinations and nightmares; they cannot sleep because they used police officers to frustrate people.

“Now, when they see an officer, they have nightmares. The prayer of the widows, orphans and families of those who were found dead in River Yala and those who were taken to Arberdares is what is haunting them,” he remarked.

Matiang’i had claimed that on the night of Wednesday, February 8, members of the current regime’s elite squad surrounded his Karen home with the intention of arresting him.

Gachagua insisted that the National Police Service (NPS) was independent and not a puppet of the government, as it had been under the previous regime.

“The police service we have is professional and has no time for politics or to go and raid a house at night. We have no time to deploy our police for nonsense,” he stated.