KEEP MATIANG’I FOR FREE AND LEAVE US ALONE
By Gilbert Okenya
Yesterday Ouru landed in Kisii and made a big announcement that the biggest development he has done for the community is making Matiang’i the most powerful CS in his government. He went ahead to list a few other qualified Kisiis who serve in various posts in the current regime. If my memory serves me right, even Nkaissery served in the said powerful docket till recently. How did he benefit the Maa community? Where is he and what can he be remembered for?
The archaic notion that dishing of top posts to people from various Kenyan communities benefits their entire communities is too outdated to sell in 2017. Uhuru cannot be allowed to launch rightfully qualified individuals employed in his gov’t whenever he goes to Kisii but launches multi-billion projects whenever he goes to Central Kenya or Rift valley.
Giving Matiang’i a senior position where he is being misused to entrench dictatorship through police brutality doesn’t help the Omogusii and the entire country at all. It simply takes us a century back! All the right-thinking Kenyans, Gusii people included, are not interested in big posts for individuals from their communities but yearn for good governance. Clearly, this is something that can never be offered by the rotten Jubilee gov’t.
Uhuru can keep Matiang’i for free and leave the Gusii people alone. Unless he publicly apologizes to our elder CJ Maraga for calling him mkora, he must forget about the Gusii votes. He shouldn’t be cheated by the few individuals out to milk handouts from him.