Matiang'i Responds to Cabinet Dissolution Calls Over Ruto's Murder Plot

  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i during a past address. Twitter
  • Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, on Friday, broke his silence following calls for cabinet dissolution in the wake of Deputy President William Ruto's assassination claims.

    Speaking during the burial ceremony of his ICT counterpart Joseph Mucheru's grandmother in Nyeri County, the CS assured the public that the cabinet was as strong as ever.

    He further called on Kenyans to ignore the infighting reports that were making rounds on social media.

    "We have had people talk of a divided cabinet. That is false. We are working together; you have seen us in different government engagements," he stated.

    Interior CS Fred Matiang'i shaking a guest's hand at Joe Mucheru's grandmother's burial as his Transport counterpart James Macharia looks on. (12/07/2019)

    Roughly four days ago, reports emerged that leaders across political divides were piling pressure on President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve the cabinet.

    The leaders, most of them from the Jubilee Party, argued that mistrust and division within the cabinet were affecting service delivery countrywide.

    They urged the president to accept that the cabinet had become chaotic.

    “Politics is about perception, and in the eyes of the general public, the Cabinet is not functional. There is no sense of collective responsibility," argued Eldas MP Adan Keynan.

    The division talks were sparked by a letter which made rounds weeks ago about some CSs who were allegedly plotting to assassinate Ruto.

    The CSs roped into the circus include Peter Munya from Industrialisation, Sicily Kariuki of Health and Joe Mucheru heading ICT.

    However, the letter is claimed to have been fake, authored by some anonymous individuals for unknown reasons.

    Cabinet Secretaries Peter Munya (Industrialization), Joe Mucheru (ICT) and Sicily Kariuki (Health) addressing a press conference outside DCI offices on 24/6/2019.