By Brighton Makori and Elizabeth Angira.
Gusii council of elders have resolved to groom cabinet secretary Fred Mating’i as the community spokesperson as well as the community’s kingpin.
Elders drawn from both kisii and nyamira counties converged at kisii agricultural training college with CS Matiang’i, governors, senators and women reps from the two counties to share the idea.
Speaking to the press after a long meeting with the leaders, the council of elders chairperson James Matundura said they called the meeting and requested Dr.Fred Matiang’i to take charge as the communities spokesperson .
“We have spoken our mind about grooming the CS as the community’s spokesperson, this was the main agenda of our meeting and we are glad our leaders took it positively, “said Matundura.
He noted after confessing their Mind, the CS asked them to wait for about two weeks as he makes the decision and also share this with president Uhuru Kenyatta.
He noted they will call upon all elected leaders from both counties and talk to them to support the idea and also Larry the unity of the community.
The patron of the council Stephen Omenge said they all the elders agreed to volunteer Fred Matiang’i as the spokesperson and also the unifying factor of the community.
“Having the CS as the community’s kingpin will unite and also will help us to speak in one voice and move in one direction, “said Omenge.
Kisii senator Sam Ongeri said they have welcomed the idea and they are ready to support the CS as the community’s kingpin.
He said they have listened to the elders and them bringing the idea of kingpin and spokesperson is a great idea which should be embraced by everyone.
Nyamira senator Okongo O’mogeni said they are ready for the big day of the celebrations and always listen to the council’s wise saying.
“we thank the elders’ move and this is the right time and should read the signs that we are moving to the right direction as a community, “said Omogeni.
Kisii women Rep Janet Ongera added that right time has come for the community which will lead to them to be involved in the national level in decision making and having Cs Matiang’i is the best thing to the community.
She said as leaders they are ready to support one of their own in uniting the community.
Nyamira Governor Amos Nyaribo noted the people of Nyamira has already welcome the idea and they are ready to support the CS at all times as he moves the community forward.
“the unity of our community is quite impressive and having the CS as the spokesperson is a thing, we highly welcome, ‘said Governor Nyaribo.
Kisii governor James Ongwae welcomed the idea and said they will support the Cs as they make arrangements to groom him.