Matiang’i fights back over frequent attacks on him, Kibicho by Ruto team
By Githinji Mwangi
Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i appeared to hit out at Deputy President William Ruto when he told him to stop blaming his Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho for woes facing him.
In a thinly-veiled attack on Ruto, Matiang'i said he and Kibicho take their orders from President Uhuru Kenyatta and that any action taken by security personnel is directly from the Head of State.
“I take full responsibility for any action taken by the security team. People should not touch my PS. Don’t blame Kibicho for any of your political problems,” Matiang'i said.
The CS added: “We have only one President, who is President Uhuru Kenyatta whom we get instructions from. We follow instructions given by the President, and any action taken by security personnel is simply a directive from the Head of State.”
Matiang’i told off the Tanga Tanga group for blaming him and Kibicho for undermining the Deputy President and reminded them that a homestead can't have two heads.
Matiang'i caused laughter when he claimed that some members of Tanga tanga were referring him and Kibicho as the most terrible individuals in the country.
He told the political grouping to sort out their political problems without dragging other people in their woes.
Matiang'i was speaking at Gathuthiini Secondary School in Ndia, Kirinyaga County during a funds drive for the school.
The CS announced donations of Sh1 million each from President Uhuru and Raila.
Earlier during the event, nominated MP Maina Kamanda faced a hostile crowd when in his speech recognised President Uhuru and Raila as the country's only leader and left out Ruto.
The crowd immediately started shouting down the Kieleweke-allied MP with a section shouting “Ruto, Ruto, Ruto” chorus.
With his voiced drowned by the shouts, Kamanda handed over the microphone to Kirinyaga Women Rep Wangui Ngirici who tried to calm the crowd down.
Kibicho had to intervene to calm the agitated crowd as the situation threatened to get out of hand.
Kibicho told off a section of the crowd heckling speakers at the event and told them to walk away and leave the meeting to continue.
He said he could not take senior leaders in the country to raise bursary funds for some few individuals to turn it into a shouting match.
Earlier BBI politics took a centre stage with over 30 Mps, mostly allied to Raila and Kieleweke Jubilee faction, leading the chorus for a referendum
Kiambu Women rep Gathoni wa Muchomba told off MPs calling for the amendment of the constitution in Parliament claiming most of them were allegedly corrupt and easy targets to sway on the review.
Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria dismissed calls for a referendum saying the matter should be taken up to Parliament.
He said the move to return to Kenyans across the country for views was purely a waste of money.
Kuria vowed he would oppose any move to make Kenyans spend billions of shillings on the referendum
Kirinyaga county Mps, led by Gichumu Githinji, dismissed Wamuchomba's claims that MPs are corrupt, terming the allegations “very unfortunate and personal.”