Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i has delivered good news to Deputy President William Ruto’s camps as he makes a major announcement ahead of August 2022 general elections.
A few weeks ago, MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto accused him and his ICT counterpart of interfering with the work of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
However, speaking on Monday, CS Fred Matiang’i denied claims that the government is out to control the affairs of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in managing the 2022 general elections.
“We will not stand in the way of the IEBC. Although we will provide security for the IEBC team, they are required to carry out their duties independently “Matiang’i remarked.
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) had earlier wrote a protest letter to the (IEBC) over the inclusion of the CSs Matiangi and Mucheru into multi-agency team planning for a free, fair and transparent General Election.
UDA called for the removal of Matiang’i and Mucheru from the team since they were openly campaigning for Raila’s candidature.
Through its Secretary-General Veronica Maina, UDA also called the electoral body to stop the CSs from meddling in the election preparations and instead take charge of the exercise as per the law.
Maina said it was wrong and dangerous for IEBC to allow CS Matiang’i to dictate to it how to prepare for the election when it is their constitutional mandate to carry out elections.
Sourced from Kenya report