Kisii 13 January 2021………………Few Days after Gusii council of elders held a meeting on how to set plans to endorse Cabinet secretary for Interior Fred Matiang’i as Gusii spokesperson , leaders have supported the initiative by saying that its a noble idea for the Community.
A section of Kisii county members of county assembly on Wednesday throw their weight behind the initiative adding the CS Matiang’i deserves the coronation.
Led by Kisii central ward member of county assembly Kepha Mogaka, they noted that they have received a brief from the council on the plans to coronate and crown CS Matiangi as Gusii spokesperson and elder.
Addressing the press on Wednesday at Kisii sports Club , they said that coronation according to Abagusii culture is sacred enthronement that those who accept it are given divine protection from evil spell and physical harm and an opportunity to speak for and on behalf of the community.
Marani ward MCA Denis Ombachi noted that Matiang’i deserves to be endorsed for he has shown tremendous achievements in his work and a capacity to unite and lead the community to political and economic prosperity and also foster connections and linkages.
” Cs Fred Matiang’i deserves to be coronated as Gusii spokesperson , he has done a lot in all ministries he has served , he is now unifying factor to Omogusii community,” he said
Therefore they have called upon Leaders led by Kisii Governor James Ongwae and his counterpart Amos Nyaribo with the council of elders to sensitize and rally together all leaders both local and national , professionals , church leaders to come together and support the elders initiative.
Tabaka ward member of County Assembly Ombasa Apepo called upon CS Matiang’i to accept the move since the community has been without the spokesperson for along time following the retirement of Former Minister Simeon Nyachae from active politics.
They added that as the representatives of the wards that they have taken further consultations and endorsement of the coronation to the ward level as they will be going across the wards to sell the idea .