CS Fred Matiang'i Exposes Botched Security Tender Deals With MPs

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  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has exposed botched security tender deals with MPs.

    Speaking on Thursday, August 9, at a forum by National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC), Matiang'i revealed that his name was being mentioned negatively in parliament proceedings because of his refusal to give in to MPs' demands.

    The CS remarked he was being targeted for locking out cartels who used to control security tenders before he took over the position.

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    “Some MPs who want tenders in the security sector have been on a blackmailing spree. They want me to listen to their lies and participate in their theft but I will never do that," he divulged.

    The CS mentioned that he was ready to serve without fear or favour of his detractors.

    "You cannot choose to abuse your mandate in trying to harass me into subservience. Let us be honest, the president has given us work and we must do it diligently. We have to do what we have been privileged to deliver.

    "I was not given that job to be popular. Some of us are not interested in popularity and only want to do excellence and leave a legacy in our country," he stated.

    Earlier during the day, his spokesman Mwenda Njoka told the senate that were on a witch hunt by accusing him of acting illegally in the controversial Ruaraka land acquisition.

    Njoka mentioned that documents in the Land ministry indicated that the parcel of land was private property.

    In a report tabled on Wednesday, Senate Public Accounts and Investment Committee recommended that Matiang’i and Education PS Belio Kipsang take personal responsibility of Ksh 1.5billion.

    The money exchange hands when he was in the Education docket.

    [caption caption="Education PS Bellio Kipsang"][/caption]