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Matiang'i deactivates his Twitter account

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 Outgoing Interior CS Fred Matiang'i. [Silas Otieno, Standard]

Outgoing Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has deactivated his Twitter account. The account, which had over 1.3million followers, went blank on Tuesday afternoon and could no longer be accessed.

Matiang’i often used his official page to share statements by the Ministry and it had been active since April 2013.

This comes just days after he penned a farewell letter to Kenyans, looking back at his tenure under former President Uhuru Kenyatta.

He said that he was leaving the Ministry of Interior with his head held high, having achieved significant milestones in the last five years.

“As my tour of duty comes to an end. I exult in the pride of knowing that we have not only honoured expectations but exceeded them by important and evident milestones.

“History will vindicate our legacy. This has been made possible by working closely with you and other highly experienced, competent, and dedicated colleagues in the Public Service,” read the letter in part.

Matiang’i took pride in taming Female Genital Mutilation and teenage pregnancies, highlighting that transitions to the next level of education for children have greatly improved.

He also thanked all those who worked with him in the fight against terrorism, saying he leaves the ministry at a better place and Kenya is safer.

“The number of terror attacks have reduced dramatically. Our towns are safer and open to business for longer hours. 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,” he said.

Further, the outgoing CS said he never tried to interfere with the August election, contrary to what was being peddled.

He urged all Kenyans to support President William Ruto’s administration, calling for professionalism and consistency across all sectors.

“The hallmark of our sector is consistent service and loyalty to the government of the day. As a new administration takes office, may you continue with the same principles, as you continue to deliver quality services to our citizens,” he said.

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