Monday September 23, 2019-Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i was on Sunday involved in an animated public exchange with Kericho Senator, Aaron Cheruiyot.

Speaking at Kerumbe farm, Nyamira County, during the funeral of the late Stephen Mogeni, a local tycoon who had invested immensely in the tea sector, Cheruiyot claimed that Matiang'i secretly sought the help of Deputy President William Ruto in a bid to stop an impeachment motion tabled against him by ODM party politicians over Ruaraka land scandal.

“I was summoned by the DP to his office who was in the company of the Interior CS. Ruto then asked me what was going on (in the Senate). I later called all Jubilee lawmakers and that was the end of the planned impeachment,” Mr Cheruiyot narrated.

He went on to claim that the move to impeach CS Matiang'i happened six months ago, adding that it was engineered and led by Homa Bay Senator, Moses Otieno Kajwang.

According to him, Ruto summoned him to save Interior CS Fred Matiang'i from impeachment.

However, in rejoinder, the visibly angry Matiang’i took to the podium and categorically denied having met with DP Ruto, going on to give Cheruiyot an earful about lying to the people for cheap political mileage.

“I have never been in the DP's office, neither have I met him, let us stop lying in church. The lies people spread in public forums must stop,” the Interior CS announced during his address to the mourners.



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