Anger has been expressed at Kenya’s favorite soldier in Uhuru’s team after at least two protests emerged over weekend following a visit by the Interior cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to Meru and Isiolo counties.
The Borana Council of Elders, religious leaders and the Borana Professionals jointly condemned Dr Matiangi’s visit as “as ill-timed, unfortunate and violating the basic tenets of protocol.”
Separately, six of Meru’s 11 MPs walked off the CS’s consultation with local leaders at the county commissioner’s residence over a protocol hitch.
Senator Mithika Linturi and MPs Kathuri Murungi (South Imenti), Rahim Dawood (North Imenti), Maoka Maore (Igembe North), John Paul Mwirigi (Igembe South) and Josephat Gichunge (Tigania East) left the county commissioner’s residence in a huff after the CS’s programme allegedly had a last minute change to include presentation of Affirmative Action Fund cheques to women groups in Buuri constituency.
“We have been waiting here for three hours without any word on when the consultation is to start and decided to move on with our other programmes of the day,” Linturi said flanked by the other MPs.
Matiang’i who ordered the joint Isiolo and Meru security committees meeting to end insecurity along the Meru-Isiolo border interacted with Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi, MPs Mugambi Rindikiri (Buuri) and Kirima Nguchine (Central Imenti) and scores of MCAs.
The provincial administration officials led by Eastern Regional Commissioner Isaaiah Nakoru also attended his meetings as did Public Service CS Margaret Kobia and National Youth Service Director Matilda Waswa.