– Aaron Cheruiyot told mourners in Nyamira county that Matiang’i and the DP secretly met some six months ago
– The senator claimed the CS was at Ruto’s office to seek help in the face of alleged impeachment plot by ODM senators
– Matiang’i told off the senator and clarified he has never been to the DP’s office and warned politicians against spreading lies
Interior CS Fred Matiang’i on Sunday, September 22, openly clashed with Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot in front a gathering of mourners in Nyamira county where the two met to attend a funeral service.
Trouble started when Cheruiyot, perceived to be a close political ally of Deputy President William Ruto, claimed Matiang’i met the DP at his office about six months ago to ask for support when an impeachment motion against the CS was tabled in the Senate.
Addressing the mourners in Borabu constituency, the senator stated he had also gone to Ruto’s office and found Matiang’i there discussing his ouster motion which was allegedly filed by Homa Bay senatorwhose name he did not mention.
“About six months ago, some people brought to Senate an impeachment motion against CS Matiang’i…And that day I received an angry call from the deputy president who summoned me to his office.
When I got there I found the DP and this CS there. The DP then asked me what was going on and I told him impeachment plot was hatched by Homa Bay senator and ODM. I then went back to Senate, talked to Jubilee senators and the motion was shot down,” Cheruiyot said.
And when time for Matiang’i to also address the mourners came, the visibly upset CS was quick to distance himself from the meeting the Kericho senator alleged took place at the DP’s office and told the politician to stop lying to Kenyans.
“I have never been in that (Ruto’s) office, neither have I met him. Let us stop lying in church. The lies people spread in public forums must stop,” the tough-talking Interior CS clarified.
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