Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa has labelled Interior CS Fred Matiang’i, by virtue of being an Abagusii a man eater, something that has attracted wide criticism from the public. While speaking in Lari constituency, where the Tanga Tanga MPs accompanied DP William Ruto for an event, the Kikuyu MP told CS Fred Matiangi to eat all of them (Tanga Tanga) and fill them in his stomach, but they will not abandon DP Ruto.
On Thursday, Dr Ruto’s supporters complained about what they termed as attempts of the organizers of the event to humiliate and embarrass the DP at the Bomas of Kenya and they fingered CS Fred Matiangi and PS Kibicho as being the architects.
During the ceremony, leaders who have openly shown support for Dr Ruto under the Tangatanga faction of Jubilee were conspicuously missing from the list of speakers.
Only Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, who is the Majority Leader in the Senate, and Mr Adan Duale, the Majority Leader in the National Assembly, got a chance to speak.
“We were not even informed that we would speak as we were not given any programme indicating the list of speakers of the day,” Mr Murkomen said Thursday.
“I guess that it was an afterthought to allow us to speak, reading from the mood in the building.”
Mr Murkomen said although the event was meant to start a conversation on national unity, the running of the event and mobilisation of delegates were aimed at silencing the DP’s supporters.
“It was purely a one-sided event,” he said. “They mobilised their own people; they didn’t want us to talk and they heckled us.”
Mr Murkomen was heckled when he complained about the treatment given to some leaders.
Dr Ruto’s supporters said the DP had been forced to wait for some minutes for President Kenyatta’s convoy and that of Mr Odinga to leave the venue before he was cleared to leave.
The DP, in the co-driver’s seat, watched the convoy of Mr Kenyatta and Mr Odinga leave ahead of him.
Some delegates leaving the venue also shouted at the DP, accusing him of opposing the initiative.