Matiang'i Writes Heartfelt Letter as Term Ends

  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i addressing the press accompanied by PS Karanja Kibicho and IG Hillary Mutyambai on Friday August 5, 2022
    Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i addresses the press accompanied by PS Karanja Kibicho and former IG Hillary Mutyambai on Friday, August 5, 2022.
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  • Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has highlighted his achievements while appreciating Kenyans for allowing him to serve them in various capacities under President Uhuru Kenyatta's administration.

    Through a letter dated Friday, September 9, Matiang'i highlighted his achievements from spearheading Form One transition programme, revamping access to social services through Huduma Centers in different parts of the country to leading changes in the country's transport system in collaboration with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

    According to the outgoing CS, under his watch, the country tamed Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), teenage pregnancies and violence against women.

    Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i casting his vote in Nyamira County.
    Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i casting his vote in Nyamira County.
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    Reducing incidences of terrorism, violent extremism and organised crime were also listed in his letter.

    "Visitors can now travel to all parts of our country free of fear. Calm now prevails in many places where conflicts were rampant. Overall, we now have a more secure country to bring up our children and to pursue our private interests," his letter read in part.

    The super CS took credit for supporting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct credible polls. He also lauded law enforcement officers for ensuring the process was successful without incidences of chaos.

    Like his boss, Uhuru, Matiang'i expressed his confidence that the transition into Ruto's government will be seamless. 

    "Despite immense criticism, scorn and false accusations of scheming to manipulate and interfere with the General Election, our sector put up a stellar and professional performance in supporting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct the General Election," he stated.

    "The just-concluded Presidential petitions and the subsequent ruling did not indict our expansive team across the country any wrongdoing. This affirms our collective professionalism and due diligence to duty. Equally, it is my conviction that those tasked with facilitating the smooth transition to the next administration will exhibit similar professionalism," he added.

    The former Education CS further appreciated his colleagues, including Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho, who supported him throughout his tour of duty.

    "It has been five years and a month of an exciting tour of duty and pleasurable service to our beloved country under the great leadership of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    From left, ICT CS Joe Mucheru, Transport CS James Macharia and Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiangi (centre) during the commissioning of new generation number plates
    From left: Former CSs Joe Mucheru, James Macharia and Fred Matiang'i during the commissioning of new generation number plates.
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    "I want to thank him for bestowing his trust in me. I am humbled by the privilege to serve in his Cabinet in four different ministries throughout his tenure. I can never thank him enough for this honour," Matiang'i concluded.

    However, he did not disclose his next move after President-elect William Ruto is sworn in on Tuesday, September 13.

    Before landing his government appointment, Matiang'i had served as the Eastern Africa regional representative for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, at the State University of New York.

    He was also a lecturer at Egerton University.

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