A video of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i leading KCPE candidates in prayer has shed light on the Tough-talking CS’s softer side.
Matiang’i is known for His no-nonsense and unforgiving attitude. Him, therefore, humbling Himself for prayers comes as a pleasant surprise to Kenyans.
Encouraging pupils at the Gilgil DBE and Gilgil Garrison Primary Schools, the CS prayed for spiritual guidance for 2019 Candidates, as They commence the 3-day-long test.
“Our Father and our God who art in Heaven, we come before your Holy presence this morning with thankful hearts,” Matiang’i begun before committing the Standard Eight pupils into God’s care during the exam period.
“…we commit them into your caring and loving hands, that you may grant them confidence…success,” He continued, taking time to pray for the Pupils’ parents, and all 2019 candidates in the country at large.
In the prayer, the CS was also quick to express gratitude for the chance to serve the Country.
Power of Prayers. Beautiful pic.twitter.com/8ebPbnaCf1
— Joe Muhahami (@Muhahami) October 29, 2019
Matiang’i was part of a Cabinet Secretary group dispatched to different parts of the country, to oversee the opening of exam containers, a storage measure instituted by the Government to curb exam leakage.
In the days leading to the National Exams kick-off, Matiang’i, together with Education CS George Magoha, had issued strict warnings to individuals intending to engage in exam malpractices, with the promise of action as serious as imprisonment.
We won't hesitate to take disciplinary or punitive action against anyone found engaging in or aiding malpractices in the upcoming national examinations. Our objective is to ensure every candidate scores his/her deserved grade. pic.twitter.com/5hIrvSodkc
— Dr. Fred Matiang'i (@FredMatiangi) October 24, 2019
The KCSE exam will kick off on Nov. 4 under similar scrutiny from top Government Officials.