Matiang’i writes final heartfelt letter to Kenyans as his term in President Uhuru Kenyatta administration comes to an end.
Fred Matiang’i, the interior cabinet secretary, has emphasized his accomplishments while thanking Kenyans for letting him serve them in a variety of capacities during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government.
In a heartfelt letter to Kenyans dated Friday, September 9, Matiang’i outlined his accomplishments, including directing the Form One Transition Program, improving access to social services through Huduma Centers across the nation, and directing changes to the nation’s transportation system in conjunction with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).
The country tamed teenage pregnancies, violence against women, and female genital mutilation (FGM) under his watch, according to the outgoing CS.
“Visitors can now travel to all parts of our country free of fear. Calm now prevails in many places where conflicts were rampant. Overall, we now have a more secure country to bring up our children and to pursue our private interests,” his letter read in part.
He also lauded law enforcement officers for ensuring the process was successful without incidences of chaos.
“Despite immense criticism, scorn and false accusations of scheming to manipulate and interfere with the General Election, our sector put up a stellar and professional performance in supporting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to conduct the General Election,” he stated.
“The just-concluded Presidential petitions and the subsequent ruling did not indict our expansive team across the country any wrongdoing. This affirms our collective professionalism and due diligence to duty. Equally, it is my conviction that those tasked with facilitating the smooth transition to the next administration will exhibit similar professionalism,” he added.
“It has been five years and a month of an exciting tour of duty and pleasurable service to our beloved country under the great leadership of His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I want to thank him for bestowing his trust in me. I am humbled by the privilege to serve in his Cabinet in four different ministries throughout his tenure. I can never thank him enough for this honour,” Matiang’i concluded.
Before being appointed to his government positio CS, Matiang’i worked as the Eastern Africa regional representative for the Centre for International Development at the State University of New York’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.
Additionally, he taught at Egerton University.