CS Matiang’i Lands New Role in Kisii

  • Interior CS, Fred Matiang'i, in a past press conference Twitter
  • Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, on Friday, landed a new role in Kisii County, when Gusii Council of Elders endorsed him as the area's spokesperson.

    Gusii elders council declare that we will give our total support and respect to honourable Dr. Fred Matiang’i to be the main consultant of social, political and economic development matters.

    We wish other Kenyans will recognise this important step, as we support the president (Uhuru Kenyatta) in his endeavour to develop our country through the Big Four agenda and in his fight against the cancer of corruption,” one of the elders stated.

    A photo of Gusii elders when they endorsed Matiang'i to be the area's spokesperson on 19/07/19.

    The elder went on to heap praise on the president for elevating Matiang’i in the cabinet.

    We thank the President for giving Matiang’i the exclusive role of coordinating government activities,” he added.

    On Friday, The Star, reported that Fred Matiang’i, officially took over President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cabinet duties.

    The CS, who has been in charge of the cabinet’s sub-committees will be chairing the weekly cabinet meetings, a feat previously reserved just for the president.

    However, Citizen TV, on Thursday evening, reported that the elevation of Interior CS, Fred Matiang'i, to chair Cabinet meetings in the absence of President Uhuru Kenyatta, has not been received well. 

    "The president needs to take the country seriously. How can the DP attend a meeting chaired by his junior?" wondered Citizen TV's Linus Kaikai.

    Naturally, the DP is supposed to chair the discussions on behalf of the president.

    NTV reported that as of Thursday, Cabinet had failed to meet eight times in a row, even as CSs denied reports of a strained relationship with one another. 

    President Uhuru Kenyatta chairing a Cabinet meeting at State House on February 21, 2019.

    Here is the video, courtesy of Nation