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Governor Amos Nyaribo, CS Dr Fred Matiang'i, Former PM Raila Odinga and other leaders at Mwongori secondary school fundraiser

Nyamira County  Governor Amos Nyaribo and Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang'i today led various leaders in calling for the unity of the Gusii region.

 

The leaders also vowed to support the political direction that will be provided by President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM Leader Raila Odinga. 

 

"  We are giving you CS Matiang'i as our leader from the Gusii region. Be with him and guide him well, " Governor Nyaribo told the former PM Odinga.

 

In his reaction, Mr Odinga said he will walk with Mr Matiang’i in his quest for Presidency of this country.

 

The pronouncement left attendants at a funds drive in Mwongori secondary school in Nyamira County guessing whether the move was an indication that he will pick the fierce CS as his running mate or not.

 

Mr Raila said he was ready to work with Mr Matiangi alongside Kisii Governor James Ongwae to continue building his political duel countrywide.

 

He called the duo to the dais  and shook hands in unison with them as a sign of the trio working relationship. 

 

Earlier, Mr Matiang'i said politically he will be where the President and Raila will direct him to be in 2022 general elections.

 

“Don’t ask me where my stand in politics is again. I have today publicly declared that I will be losing my people into political oblivion if I will not walk with Raila and the President,” Mr Matiang’i said.

 

Being in government is good, he said, adding that he will not move out of the initiators of hand shake leadership.

 

He said he was not scared by politicians opposed to the hand shake.

 

In what appeared to attack the Deputy President William Ruto, Mr Matiangi wondered why the second in command supported President Kenyatta during the day but at night went against the top leadership in the country.

 

“He is in government but he is not sincere. At one point he claims to support the government but on another he is against. I cannot behave like that. For me am loyal to the President and I will walk together with Raila and my Boss throughout,” Mr Matiangi said.

 

He also asked Nyamira politicians to avoid unnecessary bickering but instead serve area residents diligently.

 

Defense Cabinet Secretary Eugine Wamalwa praised Raila for bringing peace among communities through the hand shake with the President.

 

Health CS Mr Mutahi Kaggwe said the cooperation between Raila and President Kenyatta should not be taken for granted as it had brought peace and tranquility.

 

“It’s only when Central Kenya and Nyanza is united that prosperity is realized in this Country. It’s time Raila was rewarded by Central Kenya and Kenyans in general  because his father Jaramogi refused to take the country's leadership before Jomo Kenyatta was released by the colonialists,” he said.

 

Further, Governor Nyaribo asked Gusii residents to register as voters in large numbers so that as a community they can have a bargaining political power.

 

He thanked Health Cabinet Mutahi Kaggwe for supporting Nyamira County government with Sh120m to establish a psychiatrist department at Nyamira Referral Hospital.

 

Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka said he will support the former Premiere to ascend to power despite being a Ford-K elect legislator

 

Dagoreti MP Simba Arati urged youths from the larger Gusii region to register as voters and vote for Raila in the forthcoming general elections.

 

Kitutu North MP Jimmy Angwenyi said he was no longer opposed with Raila's quest for Presidency since he had united Kenyans through hand shake.

 

Solicitor- General Ken Ogeto said it’s high time Raila was rewarded for Presidency for the sacrifices he had made to make this country a better place.

 

Other top government officials in attendance were Susan Mochache and Chris Obure.

 

Nyamira County Women Representative Jerusha Momanyi (Jubilee) said she supports Raila for Presidency because of hand shake that has united Kenyans, leading to initiation of more development in the country.

 

Suna East ODM MP Junet Mohammed criticized UDA leadership, claiming its agenda will not change the livelihood of Kenyans.

 

“This bottom up thing is there to freeze resources at the grassroots with the aim of enriching those at the top. They want to continue grabbing resources like land and build hotels at the expenses of the poor,” he said.

 

Nyamira Senator Okong'o Omogeni called for unity amongst Nyanza region and support Raila for Presidency.

Borabu MP Ben Momanyi (Wiper party) asked Mr Raila to request the Nasa leadership to give him only one chance on the stab of Presidency if he expected to will in 2022 Presidential elections.

 

Kisii Governor H.E James Ongwae said residents of Nyamira and Kisii Counties were one people and will support Raila.

 

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GOVERNOR’S PRESS SERVICE

22- 10 – 2021