William Ruto on Friday took a swipe at Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi and tells him to be humble because his powerful interior ministry docket is temporary.
The DP asked him to be humble, noting that he is the one who gave the ministry job to him a few years ago.
“I sat down with the President to interview Matiangi in the government the President and I formed. His only problem is some short-lived arrogance that he has acquired and is spiteful. He needs to stop it,” the DP said.
The tough talking Ruto in the swipe as in a way the CS that were it not for them, he would not be holding the position.
The latest fall out between DP and Matiangi is the withdrawal of elite General Service Unit officers that have been guarding Ruto and his properties.
In the recent past, DP’s allies have previously accused the Ministry of Interior of frustrating his activities, including directing regional and county commissioners, police commanders among other senior government officials not to attend Ruto’s functions.
Matiangi, on Wednesday while appearing before the Committee on National Security in the National Assembly, revealed properties owned by the DP sparking outrage from Ruto and his allies who termed it reckless.
On Thursday, Ruto said only 70 per cent of the listed properties belong to him.
Matiang’i has repeatedly defended his actions saying he is not discharging his duties to please people but for the interest of the nation.
Uhuru on Thursday dispatched the powerful CS to Zambia to meet newly sworn in President Hakainde Hichilema.
A statement from OP said Matiang’i flew to Lusaka to convey Uhuru’s entreaties to Hichilema to support Kenya’s candidate for the post of the Secretary General for the Commonwealth of Nations.
Ruto’s utterances on Matiang’i is likely to cause more rift with his boss Uhuru Kenyatta.