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Pen an apology to the President, Mike Sonko advises Matiang’i

Ex-Nairobi governor Mike Sonko now says former powerful cabinet secretary Fred Matiang’i’s woes will fade away if he penned an apology to President William Ruto.

The said letter, Sonko explained in a Twitter post, should detail all of Matiang’i’s wrongdoings.

“This is the time Matiang’i should write a letter to the President and apologize for all the wrongdoings you did to him and all his (the President’s_ foot soldiers including myself. You should also ask for forgiveness from God,” Sonko advised.

Sonko has in the past accused Matiang’i of frustrating his political area. The flamboyant politician, who was impeached as Nairobi governor, also claims his dramatic arrest in Voi by Police and subsequent to Nairobi aboard a police chopper when he had been handcuffed was instigated by Matiang’i.

Matiang’i has been a marked man since President Ruto took office.

He was recently summoned to record a statement at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) in Nairobi in relation to an alleged raid that occurred at his Nairobi home.

Upon arrival, he was held at the DCI offices for close to eight hours and only released after Azimio leader Raila Odinga arrived and threatened to mobilize his supporters to storm the office.

Matiangi is also under investigation by the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commision (EACC) which has requested the Head of Public Service to share his wealth declaration forms dating back to 2013.

Pundits say Matiang’i fell out with President Ruto after former president Uhuru Kenyatta overlooked his then-deputy and handed him the role of supervising all ministries between 2013 and 2017.

His tenure at the Ministry of Interior is remembered for his combative approach to issues and specifically how he handled controversial lawyer Miguna Miguna’s deportation in 2018, and defended the same.

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