Matiang’i gets a hero’s welcome

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi (left) with Chief Justice David Maraga at Suneka airstrip while waiting for President Uhuru Kenyatta. [Sammy Omingo/Standard]
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i received a rousing welcome at Kisii High School.

Speaking on Wednesday during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tour of Kisii, Dr Matiang’i, who was recently appointed to chair and coordinate all Government development programmes and projects, thanked the Head of State for trusting him with more responsibilities.

Matiang’i landed at Suneka Airstrip to welcome the President before proceeding to Kisii High School, where Uhuru met local leaders.

Politicians who spoke at the meeting thanked Uhuru for giving Matiang’i new responsibilities and asked his colleagues and all civil servants to support the President.

“We need to have a discussion on the best way forward for our country. There is a need to change our style of doing things. Kenyans are asking hard questions and as leaders we have no excuses other than working tirelessly,” Matiang’i said.

During the meeting, the CS sat on the President’s left.

At Capital Roundabout in the town’s central business district, Matiang’i, Chief Justice David Maraga, and Governor James Ongwae were the only leaders from the region who were allowed to address the huge crowds.

North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko, who is also the chairman of the Gusii MPs caucus, said Matiang’i’s new position was the highest the community has had in the country’s top leadership structure.

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