CS Tobiko assures that cabinet bffs headed by Matiang’i are working as a team

Interior CS Fred Matiang'i and President Uhuru Kenyatta during a recent visit to DCI headquarters. /COURTESY

While the Head of state remains adamant in preaching development and condemning early unnecessary politics, there are those bent on opposing by creating imaginary bones of contention Uhuru’s team mandated to fulfill these duties.

Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko has defended his colleagues following claims of division in the Cabinet over the appointment of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i as ‘chief minister’.

There had been reports that some ministers were against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s decision to put Dr Matiang’í in charge of the implementation of all government projects.

While accusing unnamed leaders and the media of politicising the matter, Mr Tobiko maintained that Cabinet members were working as a team.

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Environment Cabinet Secretary Keriako Tobiko

“I assure Kenyans that there are no divisions in the Cabinet as has been alleged. We are all working as a team to deliver the Big Four Agenda that the President promised,” he said in Rumuruti town.

The CS further noted that the government was intact and that they were all supportive of the leadership of President Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto.

President Uhuru Kenyatta has tasked five key people to deliver his Big Four agenda.

Apart from elevating Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i and Treasury CS Henry Rotich, the President has also given sweeping powers to head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua, his deputy Nzioka Waita and Interior Principal Secretary Kibicho Karanja.

In this arrangement, Matiang’i will deal with mostly Cabinet Secretaries and will be the overall coordinator, with Kinyua heading his secretariat.

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