Matiang’i is the New Prime Minister- Makau Mutua on Uhuru’s Reshuffling

President Uhuru Kenyatta and Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in a past event.PHOTO/COURTESY

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Friday reshuffling has elicited reactions on the new role of the Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i in the government.

President Uhuru Kenyatta once again enhanced the power of Matiang’i by charging him with coordinating the delivery of national priorities and flagship programmes.

By virtue of chairing the Cabinet Committee on Development, Dr Matiang’i’ is seen as a “super minister” of sorts with his detractors calling him “the Prime Minister”.

Law Professor Makau Mutua.PHOTO/COURTESY

Prof. Makau Mutua, a fiery critic of the Jubilee government argues that Kenyans should get used to referring to him as a “Mr Prime Minister” henceforth.

Reacting to Uhuru’s appointment, Mutua took to his Twitter account and posted,

Let’s just call Fred Matiang’iMr Prime Minister henceforth.”

Mutua’s statement has been received with mixed reactions. While a section of Kenyans lined behind him, another section bashed him arguing that his statement is an  indirect attack to Deputy President William Ruto.

Here are some of the reactions;

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