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September 24, 2018

Enemies out to undermine CS Matiang’i, pray for him, MPs say

Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor, Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, Central regional commissioner Wilson Njega and Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange during the burial of Gitathiini assistant chief in Nyeri on Friday/EUTYCUS MUCHIRI
Nyakach MP Aduma Owuor, Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu, Central regional commissioner Wilson Njega and Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange during the burial of Gitathiini assistant chief in Nyeri on Friday/EUTYCUS MUCHIRI

Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu and his Nyakach counterpart Aduma Owuor have said there are people trying to undermine Interior CS Fred Matiang’i.

“We are watching very closely because we are not going to allow that to happen,” Ngunjiri said.

They spoke during the burial of Gitathiini assistant chief Peter Nyuguto in Nyeri county on Friday.

“What I would want to ask you, as people who have seen him at work, please pray for him.”

Some MPs from Turkana in May said Matiang’i should be sacked for failing to tame the insecurity in Kapedo, Turkana East.

The MPs said the security is largely down due to scramble for mineral resources in the region.

Matiang’i has also been accussed of snubbing House committee’s, with the recent being the invitation over the Ruaraka land.

CS Amina Mohamed, who took over the Education docket from Matiang’i, had told the Senate CPAIC that compensation for the land was not procedural.

Ngunjiri also called on residents to pray for President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto, saying they are doing through a difficult task of bringing the country together, implementing the Big Four agenda and fighting corruption.

Aduma called on the people to support the handshake and the Building Bridges Initiative started by the President and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, saying “whoever does not speak the language of the handshake does not speak the language of God”.

“You can see peace prevails in the country, courtesy of the handshake. When I was coming here, I saw so many tourists moving around in vans because we now have peace,” he said.

Without mentioning names, Aduma accused team Tanga Tanga  of being against the handshake and the Interior CS.

He said the work being done by Matiang’i is only comparable to former minister in President Mwai Kibaki’s government the late John Michuki.

Michuki served as the minister for Transport and Communication, where he streamlined the matatu industry. He later served as minister for Internal Security and Provincial Administration.

Aduma said there is need to watch out for those in government but still fighting it.

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