Matiang’i Swings into Action as Jubilee MPs Team up With ODM and DP Ruto’s Camp in Bid to Impeach Him

File image of CS Fred Matiang'i with Karanja Kibicho

Embattled Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has moved to restore unity in Kisii and Nyamira Counties a hotly-contested Bonchari by-election that saw political tensions flare with many pointing accusing fingers at the powerful CS.

The CS appealled for calm and unityl for unity comes following the May 18 by-elections in Bonchari that left leaders and members of the public divided as they accused him of favoring the Jubilee candidate, Zebedeo Opore.

Matiang’i was on the receiving end of the wrath of both ODM and DP Ruto’s allies who vowed to have him impeached for the interference.

The battle got so bitter that even the Jubilee brigade disowned him and threatened to impeach him.

CS Fred Matiangi

Speaking at Ekerubo SDA church yesterday, May 29, 2021, Matiang’i stated that divisions in between the counties will only slow down development in the two counties.

He noted that he enjoys a positive working relationship with Kisii Governor James Ongwae, Senator Sam Ongeri and Woman Representative Janet Ongera despite being accused of deploying police officers to raid the house of Governor Ongwae, where he had hosted ODM leaders ahead of the May 18, Bonchari mini polls.

Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo, Senator Okong’o O’Mogeni ans Woman Representative Jerusha Momanyi, who had attended the church service echoed Matiang’i’s sentiments in the call for unity.

“Leaders in Kisii and Nyamira should not be divided. We shall rally behind the cabinet secretary,” Nyaribo stated.

“Never should we allow this light to go off. It must keep burning,” Mrs. Momanyi stated, referring to Matiang’i as the light of the region.

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