Nyeri town Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu has indirectly warned Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i to keep off from the upcoming by-election.
The warning comes at a time when the Orange Democratic Party and Jubilee are considering impeaching the CS over what was witnessed in the just ended Bonchari by-election.
ODM party accused Matiang’i of acting like a beast in Bonchari whereas Jubilee on the other hand accused the CS of meddling in party affairs, a move Ngunjiri believes puts it at loggerheads with its handshake partners.
Ngunjiri while blaming the CS for the embarrassing defeat in Juja and Bonchari where UDA and ODM won with a landslide has however launched new attacks against Matiang’i.
Wambugu has called on the minister to keep off Jubilee party affairs ahead of the Kiambaa by-election saying it will go a long way in ensuring the ruling party retains the seat.
“We will no longer allow those bureaucrats engaging in the political affairs of the party. Jubilee party had no business fielding a candidate in Bonchari. Why would one person risk over 70 MPs from ODM who are our partners?” posed Nginjiri.
Without mentioning names, Ngunjiri said there is a common agreement among Jubilee politicians to tell-off such people by confronting them publicly in order to secure survival of the party.
Several ODM and Jubilee leaders have linked the interior CS to the heavy police presence witnessed in the Bonchari by-election, claiming he used his position to try influence the election results in his and ultimately Jubilee party’s favour.
ODM Secretary General Edwin Sifuna was among the first leaders who called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack Matiang’i.
“Matiang’i behaved like a beast, clobbering his own people in Kisii like they are animals. Uhuru must sack him or send him to the ministry of wildlife,” Sifuna said.
According to Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa, ODM and Jubilee MPs are scheming to impeach CS Matiang’i, Kiambu governor James Nyoro and his Nyandarua counterpart Francis Kimemia.
“The impeachment motion is certainly not from us. It is between Kieleweke and ODM,” Ichungwa said.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that the Senate recently summoned CS Matiang’I and his Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho over 2022 polls readiness.
The duo is expected to appear before the Senate Committee on National Security and Defense this week to shed light on the country’s security preparedness ahead of the 2022 General Election.