Matiang’i Chides Ruto Over Deep State Narrative, He dared Him to Resign Instead of Attacking it From Within.
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i delivered a scathing attack on Deputy President William Ruto on Tuesday, asking him to resign rather than challenge the administration from within.
During the ACK’s bishops and senior pastors conference on Tuesday, the Interior CS led Attorney General Paul Kihara, ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru, and other government officials in answering questions from the clergy.
Matiang’i dismissed the claims as unfounded saying the DP and his supporters were “pretentious and dishonest.”
Matiang’i Chides Ruto
The DP had claimed to have knowledge of hidden schemes to steal his victory, but warned that he had put in place airtight measures to prevent this from happening.
However, the interior CS dismissed the claims as unfounded and populism.
“You sit with the very people in the National Security Council, you eat government-funded food, drive cars fuelled by that government, and live in a house owned by that very government. But you don’t have the courage to leave,” he said.
“I ask the question, in a country where there is not one political detainee, the presidential election has been nullified and a repeat held, how do you claim there are shadowy people? CS Fred Matiang’i asked.
He said the idea of ‘deep state’ was created in socialist and communist countries, where there are two levels of government: one that is formal and known by everybody and the other that has bad intentions.
Matiang’i has also defended President Uhuru Kenyatta’s involvement in succession politics, saying it is his democratic right.
He said the President has not forced anybody to take any political direction, saying public servants were free to ignore his personal opinion about his preferred successor.
The Interior CS said there is no presidential decree directing state officials on how to approach elections.
Matiang’i also challenged the church to scrutinize political aspirants’ records while in office.