Ruto's Ally Goes After CS Matiang'i in Angry Rant [VIDEO]

  • DP William Ruto (left) speaks to Matiang'i on August 17, 2018, during a funeral proceeding. Twitter
  • Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei, on Sunday, December 1, took a swipe at Interior CS Fred Matiang'i in an angry rant.

    According to a video that surfaced online, the lawmaker seemed angered by what he termed as Matiang'i's constant meddling in politics despite his position as a cabinet secretary.

    To prove his point, the senator went as far as to claim that the CS took part in a recent political event in Kirinyaga.

    Governors Ali Hassan Joho (Mombasa), James Ongwae (Kisii) and Joseph Ole Lenku (Kajiado), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) with Woman Representative Purity Ngirici, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and his PS Karanja Kibicho (in yellow) during a fundraiser in Kirinyaga on Friday, November 29, 2019
    Governors Ali Hassan Joho (Mombasa), James Ongwae (Kisii) and Joseph Ole Lenku (Kajiado), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) with Woman Representative Purity Ngirici, Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and his PS Karanja Kibicho (in yellow) during a fundraiser in Kirinyaga on Friday, November 29, 2019

    "I want to remind the president (Uhuru Kenyatta) that he banned cabinet secretaries from politicking. In Kirinyaga, we saw some CSs engage in politics.

    "We were told that cabinet secretaries are not politicians, they are technocrats. What were they doing in politics?" posed Cherargei.

    The legislator went ahead to assert that the troubles being experienced in the Jubilee Party was largely caused by politicking CSs.

    "We want to tell the president that his own CSs are the ones causing wrangles inside the Jubilee Party. They are engaging in politics yet they are not elected leaders. They should do there work and leave us to do ours," he continued.

    While speaking during a fundraiser in Kirinyaga on Friday, November 29, Matiang'i lashed back at Deputy President William Ruto allies for constantly been attacking him and his Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho.

    "I want to inform politicians who claim that Kibicho is out to frustrate them that the two of us are public servants and we work for everyone. That's our mandate as directed by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    "If you want to fight, face off against your fellow politicians. You can fight Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho who will beat you up. However, instead of facing them, you end up picking fights with us," Matiang'i stated.

    Matiang'i went on to claim that a certain politician approached him in Mombasa and informed him that he did not like Kibicho. 

    "The PS and I are like two sides of a coin. If you pick a war with him, then you have a problem with me. I am not afraid to say this in public. We shall continue working," Matiang'i continued.