Raila Angered After CS Fred Matiang'i Mentioned the Late Otieno Kajwang'

Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Wednesday released a press statement condemning Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i for blaming Miguna Miguna's woes on former Immigration Minister, the late Otieno Kajwang'.

The former Prime Minister stated that it was regrettable that an officer of the CS's standing had made such "irresponsible" remarks on national television.

"President Uhuru Kenyatta and I came together and agreed that we would change the direction of our country. We promised Kenyans that we will use our social and political platforms to foster reconciliation and unity among Kenyans.

"I was therefore very distraught to see our Cabinet Secretary of Interior Dr Fred Matiangi, live on national television making virulent attacks on the Judiciary and on specific members of the bench.

[caption caption="Interior CS Fred Matiang'i before MPs on April 3, 2018"][/caption]

"Using language that should not be on the lips of a State officer, Dr Matiang’i attacked what he perceived to be his enemies including his predecessors who are unfortunately long dead," the former PM stated.

The Opposition chief went on to castigate Dr Matiang'i for blaming others instead of taking responsibility for the ministry he is heading to correct its mistakes.

"If the CS feels that his predecessors in office did not carry out their work in a way that is satisfactory, he is the Cabinet Secretary now. He should correct what he believes is a mistake and change the processes of the Ministry so that those mistakes do not compromise the State.

"But he should not treat Kenyans to the drama that he played out yesterday (Tuesday) before members of the National Assembly," he reprimanded.

Mr Odinga further warned leaders not to undermine the peace pact that was struck between him and President Kenyatta, urging leaders to unite Kenyans.

"Every leader should know that and should behave and talk in ways that will help Kenyans re-focus on the problems we have in a sober and rational manner rather than worsen them.

"The politics and leadership of chest-thumping, fear mongering, hate and division must end in Kenya," he urged.

[caption caption="File image of Opposition leader Raila Odinga"][/caption]

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