Sunday August 4, 2019 - Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, is allegedly plotting to take a stab at the Presidency in 2022.
According to reports, the uncertainty surrounding Jubilee and the growing influence of the handshake, have given Matiang’i a solid opening to position himself as a player.
The recent trip by the super CS to various Counties across the country inspecting and launching Government projects is said to be a strategic plan to build and widen his national political following.
The CS is also reportedly working closely with influential Governors and political players, among them Mombasa Governor, Hassan Joho, and Machakos Governor, Alfred Mutua, Kirinyanga Governor, Anne Waiguru, and Kitui Governor, Charity Ngilu.
Reports further revealed that Opposition Raila Odinga has listed Dr Matiang’i among the individuals he might support for the Presidency in 2022 if he will not be on the ballot.
ODM party has also dropped its past criticism of the CS, with a number of its key officials becoming the latest defenders of Dr Matiang’i.
Furthermore, reports indicate that the powerful CS could be President Uhuru Kenyatta’s heir apparent or the surprise 2022 candidate.
The Kenyan DAILY POST