Kisii Deputy Governor Joash Maangi has said that Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i needs to go and talk to residents in the region before he can think of becoming a presidential candidate in 2022.
While reacting to reports that Matiang’i was being groomed to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta, Maangi said the CS has no support from Kisii region.
“In Kenyan politics for you to stand a chance at the national level you need to have a bloc of votes. I doubt if Matiang’i controls Kisii and Nyamira,” Maangi said on TV47, on Monday.
He accused the CS of being at loggerheads with several regional leaders, adding he doubted he would receive support from them.
DG Maangi’s reaction came after the Star established that former Prime Minister Raila Odinga could be grooming the super CS for the top job.