Ruto Allies Call For Matiang'i's Resignation

  • A collage of Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and Deputy President William Ruto. Ruto's allies are accusing Matiang'i and his PS Karanja Kibicho of political 'persecution' and have thus called for their resignation. File
  • Members of Parliament aligned to Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday, September 10, made fresh demands against their alleged persecutors.

    The MPs who are members of a Jubilee Party faction colloquially referred to as Tangatanga, called for the resignation of Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and his Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho.

    Speaking at parliament buildings, reports by Taifa Leo disclosed that the lawmakers accused the two of politically harassing them for supporting the DP.

    Deputy President William Ruto and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i in a past event. Matiang'i has been accused of being behind the woes of Ruto's allies
    Deputy President William Ruto and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i in a past event. Matiang'i has been accused of being behind the woes of Ruto's allies

    This was after the dramatic arrest of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro which seems to have provoked them into heightening their push for Matiang' i's resignation.

    The police were after the Kiharu MP  following a scuffle at the Gitui Catholic church on Sunday, September 9, between himself and nominated MP Maina Kamanda.

    The over 40 legislators also took a swipe at Police Inspector-General Hillary Mutyambai for what they called misuse of office.

    Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa and Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot also accused Mutyambai of using the police to frustrate various members of the Jubilee faction. 

    "Police brutality and the misuse of the same office has become the norm since IG Mutyambai took office. We condemn this act because it is contrary to the constitution," Ichungwa stated.

    The Kikuyu MP further vowed to clean out police departments, warning that parliamentarians will take stern measures against any government officers who sit and watch while their offices are misused.

    On Monday, September 9, the DP's allies had called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to come to their aid.

    Reports by The Star disclosed that the politicians demanded that Uhuru needed to pronounce himself on their “ongoing persecution” by security agents under Matiangi’s Ministry of Interior.

    The politicians reportedly accused Uhuru of being behind the recent clampdown against them warning that the President's silence would confirm their fears that he has quietly instructed state functionaries to intimidate the DP's camp in Jubilee.

    PS Kibicho has since dismissed the claims stating that the said politicians had a tendency of using him as a scapegoat whenever they got into trouble.

    "Politicians should learn to solve their issues without dragging me into them. They are blaming me because they are seeking to turn this into a political matter," he affirmed.

    Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho.
    Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho. He has severally been accused of being behind the harassment of Ruto's allies by the police.