Matiang’i endorsed for presidency

A section of Gusii leaders and elders have thrown their weight behind Interior Cabinet Secretary (CS) Dr. Fred Matiang’i to run for president.
Speaking in Ekerenyo grounds, Nyamira County during the commissioning of the construction of Ekerenyo Sub County hospital in-patient wards complex, leaders present said that it was time for Dr. Matiang’i to wrestle out with others for the top seat.
Borabu MP Ben Momanyi urged the CS to go out and woo other communities to support his bid for presidency.
“We are fit for the seat and I urge you to go out there and fight for it; woo support from other communities and leave us here at home to put everything in order,” said Momanyi.
North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko and an ally of D.P Ruto said that he will not go against the community’s wish of rallying support behind their son Dr. Matiang’i.
Nyamoko also urged his colleagues to come home and form a formidable base to fully back the CS to bag victory.
“We want to assure you that we shall work together to ensure that we have brought the seat home. My colleagues should do as they preach; let us come together and support our own so that we can be respected by other communities,” Nyamoko said.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama castigated some local leaders who were being used to belittle the CS even at his home base.
He also took time to warn those leaders from other parts of the country allied to DP Ruto of dire consequences if they continued to abuse Dr. Matiang’i even in his backyard.
He was referring to Nandi governor Stephen Sang who while attending a burial ceremony in Kitutu Masaba Constituency hurled insults and belittled the CS.
“We demand respect like other communities; whatever that happened last Friday is not pleasing at all, that a certain leader came all the way from Nandi to abuse our son here,” Arama said.

“Are we lesser Kenyans that one should come and start lecturing here? I promise that won’t happen again and we tell them to respect our community and leaders.”
Dagoreti North legislator and Raila Odinga’s ally who is also aspiring to be governor in Kisii County, Simba Arati, warned that the community won’t tolerate anyone who could mess around with the country’s peace and the community.
He told DP Ruto to take his concerns and frustrations to his boss (President Uhuru Kenyatta) and not the interior CS.
“If you (read Ruto) have any issue, kindly ask the President because whatever the CS is doing is under the orders of H.E Uhuru Kenyatta. Face him and address your issues with him,” Arati said.
“We are ready to take you head on if you don’t tame your people, we won’t take it anymore and as a community we say the CS must be respected. We are not begging,” said Arati.
Kitutu Chache South M.P and Ford Kenya Party deputy party leader Richard Onyonka called on the community to come togethe and form a unity of purpose to bargain for the national cake and earn respect from other communities.
“At this time and era, no one should threaten us or give us warning, we are capable of sitting on the throne as any other community,” Onyonka said.
“Our CS Dr. Matiang’i is fit to lead the country and we stand at that, that our community is ripe for the top seat. It’s our time.”
Dr. Matiang’i on his part said that he is ready for whatever task that Kenyans will give him after the tenure of President Uhuru Kenyatta ends in less than a year.
“I’m not a person who fears responsibilities and you know that. Whenever I’m told to go, I take the direction without a question. I have never lost focus”, said Dr. Matiang’i.
The CS was commissioning the construction of a Ksh.100 million  Ekerenyo Sub-County Hospital in-patient wards complex to fulfill the President’s promise
last year.
The CS was accompanied by Health PS Ms. Susan Mochache, Solicitor General Ken Ogeto among others.
FEATURED PHOTO: Interior CS Dr. Fred Matiang’i (Right), Health PS Ms. Susan Mochache (center) and Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo (Partly hidden) during the commissioning of the Ekerenyo Sub County hospital today. PHOTO/Dan Nyamanga, The Scholar Media Africa.

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