CS Fred Matiang'i Exposes MPs for Lying to Him

  • CS Fred Matiang'i addressing a conference in Mombasa on Friday April 26, 2019. Twitter
  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, on Friday, exposed Members of the National Assembly for lying to him about state projects.

    Speaking during a press conference held in Mombasa, the no-nonsense CS revealed that in reports presented to him, the MPs had indicated that certain projects were already underway but when he visited the ground, nothing was done.

    He further blasted the bureaucracy in government asking why a document needed over seven signatures when two of the leaders ascending to it are big enough to set the ball rolling.

    “This bureaucracy becomes a hideout for inefficiency, incompetence and theft of public resources.

    “What the MPs tell me doesn’t tally because we have reports that say a dam is 80 per cent complete, and in some cases it doesn’t even exist, or a road is 40 per cent complete when it is probably 5 per cent complete as it were," he stated according to The Star.

    A Kenyan parliamentary session.

    He went on to pinpoint a single event he attended in Meru after MPs claimed over 200 projects were underway only to find that some simply did not exist while others were not as advanced as their report claimed.

    "I was in Meru four weeks ago where there are 213 national projects, in certain cases some that are reflected in our budget books that are being constructed just don’t exist, they are not there but they are reflected in the books that we spent resources on them and they are being built," he continued.

    He further revealed that the state was finding a lot of difficulty in delivery partly because of poor coordination mostly brought about by the legislative arm.

    The coordination led to loss of funds like a case of Isiolo dams whose construction had already commenced only to stop halfway because the geo-technical survey was not conducted beforehand.

    “Therefore the actual construction cannot happen, resources have been lost in the process, and a lot of money has been lost in the process because we do not coordinate with each other," he stated.

    Kilimani Dam construction site in Burat ward, Isiolo County.