Political leaders from Nyamira and Kisii Counties have assured Dr Matiang’i of their support urging him to take his newly appointed role without fear.
The leaders spoke on Friday in Nyamira during the burial of Andrew Nyachwaya the father to County Women Representative, Jerusha Momanyi in Nyagancha, in which the CS was in attendance.
Nyachwaya died at the age of 90 due to age related complications.
The politicians included Kisii Senator Sam Ongeri, his Nyamira counterpart Okong’o Mogeni, MPs Shadrack Mose (Kitutu Masaba), Vincent Kemosi (West Mugirango) and Alfa Miruka (Bomachoge Chache) and Nyamira County Assembly Speaker Moffat Teya.
The leaders praised the Building Bridges Initiative saying it had brought good tidings to the community and the nation.
Prof Ongeri urged Matiang’i to seek counsel of Gusii elders in discharge of his duties.
He told the CS to reckon the trust and confidence President Uhuru Kenyatta has in him and work harder to prove his critics wrong.
Addressing Matiang’i, Ongeri said, “Remember as you rise, there are other quotas that are jealousy of your rise and we can help you pray about it because that is the natural political landscape,”.
Mr Okong’o, on his part praised the President for recognising the CS’s ability.
“Lets unite all Gusii leaders and speak in one language of thanks giving to the President and for Matiangi’s success in leadership that has earned him additional roles in the national leadership,” he said.
MPs Mose, Kemosi and Miruka urged Matiang’i to fast track pending development projects in the region.