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Matiangi attends Gusii leaders meeting days after being grilled by DCI


Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi (left) and Education CS Ezekiel Machogu (right) attending the meeting. [Eric Abuga, Standard]

Former Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi is currently attending a Gusii leaders meeting in a Nairobi Hotel.

Education Cabinet Ezekiel Machogu is chairing the meeting. Solicitor General Nominee Shadrack Mose, former Deputy Majority leader Jimmy Angwenyi and wealth business man John Simba.

The meeting comes barely two days after an alleged State House meeting hosted by President William Ruto and attended by MPs; Anthony Kibagendi (Kitutu Chache South), Patrick Osero (Borabu) and Dr Daniel Manduku (Nyaribari Masaba) all elected on ODM party ticket.

The leaders are meeting ahead of President Ruto's scheduled tour of Gusii region and homecoming ceremony for CS Machogu later in this month.

This will be the first meeting the former CS is attending with other Gusii leaders since he left office. Some of the leaders attending have not met with the former CS eye to eye since last year August when the Country went to the polls.

The former CS was grilled by the Director of Criminal Investigations on Thursday as the split among Gusii leaders widened on how he was being handled by state agencies.

The Director of Prosecution Nordin Haji said he had received the investigation file from the DCI and could recommend whether to charge or not the former CS.

Last week Education CS Machogu vowed to unite all Gusii leaders despite their perceived past and present political affiliations.

"I will meet and have discussions with all our leaders. We are working as a team to achieve our development goals. Nobody will be left out. Those interested with politicking will have themselves to blame."

Machogu said his interest is to have the community realize its development agenda. "No region will be left out, our two counties will have a share of the National cake."

Over the weekend, Kisii Senator Richard Onyonka and his Nyamira counterpart Okongo Omogeni called on the State to respect Matiangi and any other top Government official who served in the last regime.

"It is not fair to parade outgoing government officials before cameras in the name of carrying out investigations. Let us have some respect on those who have such offices."

However, South Mugirango MP Slyvanous Osoro and his North Mugirango counterpart said Matiangi should come out and meet with all other Gusii leaders and seek for forgiveness on those he might have closed paths with.

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