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Matiangi Warns Leaders Perpetuating Hatred

Interior and Coordination of National government  Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi has said the government will not spare any leader creating divisions among Kenyans.

He said every Kenyan has right to work and live in any part of the country cautioning those inciting their community against those from other ethnic groups.

Speaking in Murang’a, the CS said all communities should coexist and work together for the progress of the country.

Matiangi was speaking in Gakoigo grounds in Maragua during home coming ceremony of commissioner of National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) Wambui Nyutu, on Friday.

He said as ministers appointed by the president they will work with all elected leaders to achieve the country’s development agenda.

“No one should try to threaten people from other communities as every Kenyan has a constitutional  right to live and work in any part of the country,” he stated.

He asked leaders as they continue debating on Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report to exercise political maturity.

“Some utterances are a threat to peace in this nation and any leader found perpetuating hatred will face the law,” added Mating’i.

He stressed that security officers  will  crack down criminal gangs which are formed to terrorise residents.

“We appeal to members of public so as to help us crackdown the gangs which are out to harass people even at times leading to killings,” he added.

He was accompanied by other cabinet secretaries including James Macharia (roads), Joe Mucheru (ICT) and Peter Munya (Agriculture).

The members of the cabinet also visited several development projects lined up to be commissioned by president Kenyatta by mid-March.

Speaking during the same occasion, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth  criticised leaders who are against BBI.

Kenneth said the leaders against the report are not sincere as they are only focusing on part detailing proposed structure of government failing to tell Kenyans other areas of the report.

The former legislator who also vied for the Presidency said the BBI is stating on actions to be taken to safeguard national resources saying BBI is targeting to tame run away corruption witnessed in the country.

“Those who  are against BBI are not telling you how the report is saying about how to deal with corruption. They are just dwelling on part talking  of creation of position of Prime minster. Let them be sincere,” added Kenneth.

Nyutu who was appointed by the President as a commissioner in NCIC said they will be keen to ensure no leader will divide Kenyans on ethnic lines.

By Bernard Munyao


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