The HEARTFELT petition Fred MATIANGI has made to the Kisii Community as Uhuru tours the region
-Fred Matiang’i has arguably been the Jubilee Government’s best-performing Cabinet Secretary
- He has pleaded with the Kisii community not to vote for the opposition, as he will lose his job.
-President Uhuru Kenyatta counting on a strong development record to reclaim Kisii votes
He is undoubtedly the best-performing Cabinet Secretary in the Jubilee Government so far.
Yes, Dr Fred Matiang’i has injected to Kenya’s education sector the positive change that millions of parents deemed impossible.
Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has expressed his fears for the August General Election.
But as President Uhuru Kenyatta continues with his tour of Kisii region, Matiang’i has now made a passionate plea; that he and other top public servants from the region risk losing their jobs if the Abagusii community fails to re-elect the head of state to office in the August General Election.
Speaking to youths in his home county of Nyamira, Matiang’i said his stay as a Cabinet secretary would depend on how the community voted.
The no-nonsense CS who is in Gusii region campaigning for President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Do you want to sack me before I accomplish more for the community and the nation? It's very simple to do that: just wake up on August 8, go and vote for the opposition. You shall have sent me home by so doing,” He is quoted by the Standard Newspaper.
Notably, Kisii region overwhelmingly voted for Raila Odinga in the 2013 presidential poll. But apparently Uhuru ignored the political results and proceeded to appoint members of the community to key positions in government
Top among them are Matiang’i, Chief Justice David Maraga, Social Protection PS Susan Mochache, Youth Enterprise Fund Chief Executive Josiah Moriasi, Kenyatta University Council chair Prof Ratemo Michieka and National Building Inspectorate Secretary Moses Nyakiongora.
Education CS Fred Matiang'i.
Veteran politician Prof Sam Ongeri was appointed Kenya’s ambassador to the UN Habitat but recently quit to join the ODM.
“What we want to stress to you is that if you don't vote for Uhuru's re-election, then it will mean that we also lose our jobs,” Matiang’i said while naming all the senior officials appointed from the community.
He said their jobs and roles in promoting the region's development agenda would be lost if the people decided to back the opposition.
While Kisii region has recently been warming up to the opposition, President Kenyatta’s hunt for the crucial swing-vote is being mainly hinged on the government’s impressive development record in the area.
Apart from injecting billions of shillings for the upgrading of key roads across the region, close to Sh1.5 billion has also been invested in the expansion, modernization and equipping of Kisii and Nyamira Level Five hospitals as well as the Gucha Level 4 Hospital.
Suneka airstrip is also being expanded at a cost of KSh52 million. Works at the facility are said to be 90 per cent complete and once complete, the airstrip’s new terminal will hold 200,000 passengers annually.