Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i is currently the de facto Prime Minister. This is according to Former Jubilee Vice-Chair David Murathe who believes that the no-nonsense CS is firm and fits the bill.
Murathe, who was speaking during the K24 Punchline show with Anne Kiguta, said that Matiang’i played a key role in the government as it is right now.
The controversial politician, while comparing Matiang’i to the late John Michuki, revealed that the Interior CS would do well to serve in a leadership capacity in the country.
“Matiang’i is our Michuki. He’s the man Kenya has been waiting for. He stands a good position for the president,” Murathe said.
” Currently Matiangi is the de facto Prime Minister…He is very firm and fits the bill. He is a Michuki and is a no-nonsense person.”
Murathe: Currently Matiangi is the de facto Prime Minister…He is very firm and fits the bill. He is a Michuki and is a no-nonsense person.#Punchline @JubileePartyK@JubileePartyK pic.twitter.com/ajhq21shxU
— K24 TV (@K24Tv) January 12, 2020
Murathe, who is a close ally to President uhuru Kenyatta, however, dismissed the option of having both Matiang’i and ODM leader Raila Odinga on the same team in 2022.
“Has Raila said that he is running? Is it possible for two people from Nyanza to run for the presidency in this country?” he posed.
Jubilee nominated MP Maina Kamanda had on Friday, January 10, hinted at Central Kenya backing Matiang’i for the Prime Minister position under BBI.
The MP heaped praise on Matiang’i saying that the Jubilee Government is being guarded by the CS.
“Even the work done by cabinet secretaries from Central cannot be compared to that of Matiang’i,” Kamanda said in Kisii County during the first BBI consultative forum that brought together top politicians from across the country led by Raila.
The two politicians’ sentiments on Matiang’i may be an indication that the President could be warming up to throwing his weight behind the CS’s candidature come 2022.
Watch Murathe’s interview below.