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Breaking: Protests erupt in Kisii over CS Matiang'i's tribulations

Jackson O'Mogeni
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Kisii Town residents demonstrating in solidarity with Fred Matiang’i. [Photo/Caleb Motari]

Hundreds of Jubilee youths thronged into the streets of Kisii town on Tuesday over alleged attacks 'unfairly' targeting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i.

For weeks now, Matiang'i has bee facing resistence from across political divide in his Gusii backyard with some Jubilee leaders labeling him tenant.

"We want the president to appoint a Nyamira native and not that tenant we are being told," North Mugirango MP Joash Nyamoko told the media.

But after days of threats against those opposing Matiang'i, the youths made their message clear when they protested in solidarity with Matiang'i.

Jubilee leader Brian ongere said similar protests would be organised in Nyamira in coming weeks to solidify Matiang'i's support base.

"I'd like to thank those who turned up. Next time we shall assemble in Nyamira and pass the message to all Kenyans," he said.

Equally, the opposition NASA in Nyamira had vowed to repulse attempts to protest in favour of the embattled CS by Jubilee youths.

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