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Keep off media, let government spokesman do his job- Governor Mutua tells PS Kibicho

Thursday, August 5th, 2021 09:23 | By
A collage of Interior PS Karanja Kibicho and Government Spokesperson Col Cyrus Oguna. PHOTO: Courtesy.

Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua has urged Interior Permanent Secretary Karanja Kibicho to keep off the media.

Speaking to local television on Thursday morning, Governor Mutua said the PS should stick to his official duties and let Government Spokesman Colonel Cyrus Oguna address issues touching on the government.

The Governor accused Kibicho of stepping on the mandate of a government spokesperson by addressing issues that are supposed to be handled by Colonel Oguna.

“Kibicho is a good friend of mine and I know he is being attacked as the PS for the ministry of interior. But that is why you got a government spokesperson. Kibicho should keep off media. Let the minister and the PS for interior keep off media,” he said.

According to Governor Mutua, Kibicho is making himself a target of political attacks by addressing government issues head-on, a mandate that is with the office of the Government spokesperson.

“You need to be felt and not seen. Let your power be the power that is felt by your work and machinations. Because that poses him as a target and it looks like Kibicho is against Deputy President William Ruto or these other guys,” Mutua added.

His remarks came hours after PS Kibicho addressed the issue concerning DP Ruto’s aborted trip to Uganda.

While absolving himself and his office from blame, Kibicho stated that he is not privy to the details of drama witnessed at Wilson Airport but at the same time said there are protocols to be followed by civil servants before leaving the country.

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