- CS Fred Matiang'i Twitter
Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang'i, has revealed that he has received numerous intelligence reports in his capacity as the CS showing that the popularity of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga, was on the rise.
Speaking at Mwongori High School during the learning institution's fundraising, Matiang'i stated that he had received reports which showed that Raila will form the government after the August 9, 2022 elections.
Matiang'i stated that after looking at the reports, it was clear that a majority of Kenyans supported the March 9, 2018 handshake between Raila and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
He also sought permission from his community to support Raila arguing that Uhuru was working closely with the ODM leader and he believes Odinga will form government in 2022.Interior CS Fred Matiang'i, ODM leader Raila Odinga, and Governor James Ongwae at a fundraiser in Mwongori High School in Kisii County on October 22, 2021.CS Fred Matiang'i Twitter
The CS opined that the Abagusii should be in government after the 2022 elections and warned that if they go the alternative route, they will be in opposition and miss out on key opportunities.
"I have sealed a covenant with these people from my home and I have told them publicly that I will be where you and the President are. It is not wise to engage in things that are silly at the expense of these people," Matiang'i stated.
He also castigated area leaders who have been party hopping and urged them to take a stance and support one candidate if they want to get votes from the locals.
The Interior CS praised President Uhuru, whom he said trusted him with the various positions since 2013 when he first formed the government.
In September 2021, Matiang'i hinted that President Uhuru and Odinga were grooming him to join active politics. The CS said he had clear plans to ensure that he is part of the next government.
"Uhuru and Raila are training me to succeed them," Matiang'i told the residents.
The CS mentioned that President Uhuru and Raila's roles in determining who becomes the next president cannot be ignored and that he was keenly following in their political footsteps.
Matiang'i mentioned that the Gusii community needs to be strategic in order to be in the country's leadership after the 2022 General Election.Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and ODM leader Raila Odinga at a fundraiser in Mwongori High School in Kisii County on October 22, 2021.CS Fred Matiang'i Twitter
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