President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, 17 September made an impromptu visit to Nairobi’s Umoja area to inspect the construction of desks ahead of schools re-opening.
The president was in the company of interior cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’ i and interior PS Karanja Kibicho among other government officials. Surprisingly, the deputy president William Ruto was nowhere to be seen, fuelling speculations that the interior CS was being positioned to take over from President Kenyatta.
The interior CS has shied away from announcing his bid to join politics, but if utterances of a section of lieutenants in the government are anything to go by, then there is no doubt that the no-nonsense Cs is out-doing the deputy president.
Led by Jubilee Party vice-chairman David Murathe and Kitutu Chache MP Richard Onyonka, the leaders in a function in. March this year in Murang’a hailed Dr. Matiang’i for his “exemplary performance” in the Security docket, saying he is ripe to take up the mantle from President Uhuru Kenyatta.
But Ruto’s brigade has rubbished a Matiangi’s candidature urging him to stop being used to settle political scores and later be “dumped”