Matiang’i finally drops hints on stab for top job
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i yesterday for the first time hinted at running for the country’s top seat.
Matiang’i who spoke in Nyamira, said he was ready to take the challenge “if Kenyans decide to promote him.”
The CS said in life, each individual wants a promotion at place of work adding that as one of the country’s top workers, he cannot shy away from taking the higher responsibility.
The CS spoke following pressure from Nyamira Governor John Nyagarama, Senator Okong’o O’Mogeni, Woman Rep Jerusha Momanyi and MCAs led by county assembly Speaker Mofat Teya, who challenged him to declare whether he intends to vie for the top seat.
According to Matiang’i, President Uhuru Kenyatta was keen to help him assume higher duties.
Tipped for greatness
“I am like a little child who is being helped to cross a road. I only need your prayers as God holds my hand to help me cross over.
Our President is full of promise for our community and at an opportune time, he is going to surprise people when he appreciates,” the CS said.
Matiang’i told the gathering that he was ready and prepared for the task but asked members of the Abagusii community to unite first.
“I am pleading with you brothers and sisters to put our political differences aside and be united as a community, if we have to develop,” he stated.
The CS spoke when he met leaders from the county but MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto including North Mugirango’s Joash Nyamoko, Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba) and Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango) gave the function a wide berth.
“I have been tipped for greatness in the country and I need your full support,” Matiang’i said.
Leaders at the meeting criticised the pro-Ruto MPs, accusing them of “selling’ the community.
Matiang’i at the same time urged the MCAs to prepare for the forthcoming National Leadership Consultative Forum which is slated for this month.