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”.
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.”
— Prof Makau Mutua (@makaumutua) August 23, 2019
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;
2022 is a two horse race btwn Baba and https://t.co/OxRJV7I06S rooms for thieves name Ruto
— chris okioma (@chris_okioma) August 24, 2019
Matiang’i , Mr Prime Minister.
— Monsieur Cheruiyot Gibson (@gibbs_cheruiyot) August 23, 2019
Oh President Uhuru is so wise. He is showing us how possible to have awesomely working government with President and Prime Minister. #BBI. When dp ruto brings ignorance in blocking such a move, Kenyans will tell him to go shove it deep where it hurts the most.
— Dan Ondik (@DanOndik) August 23, 2019
You can call him anything which pleases you. That will not change the fact that Uhuru is the head of state, Ruto is his deputy and Raila is the leader of the opposition
— Wesley Cheruyot (@wezlie22000) August 23, 2019
You and who? Under which provision of the law ? So you are matiangis trumpet boy? Ah prof
— kipchagan juu. (@HudsonKimutai) August 23, 2019