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Prof Kindiki: My father is the only child to survive in a family of 14


Prof Kithure Kindiki is undoubtedly one of the most influential leaders in the country. A lawyer by profession and career, the politician is at the helm of the country’s security.

He currently serves as the Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Administration of the National Government, with all security personnel and apparatus of the National Police Service (NPS) under his command.

Born and raised in Tharaka Nithi County on July 17, 1972, the CS revealed that his father was the only child to survive in a family of 14.

Mr Daniel Kindiki, now a Reverend, grew up in a very humble background, Prof Kindiki said.

“Because of the challenges he faced while growing up, he sought refuge in Seikuru, Kitui, where he dedicated his life to God,” the CS revealed.

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He later returned to Tharaka Nithi in 1959, working as a farm labourer for the Methodist Church of Kenya.

“He stayed in the church and rose to become a Reverend. We were brought up in the church and our foundation is solidly Christian”.

He affirms his toughness on Christian issues and wonders why a few religious leaders take advantage of and radicalise vulnerable church members.

Since his appointment as Interior CS in 2022 by President William Ruto, the no-nonsense security boss has vowed to crush criminals, terrorists and any person or group that dares to threaten the nation’s security.

True to his words, those who cross his path and orders can attest to this with cult leader Paul Mackenzie being the latest victim of his firm orders.

Prof Kindiki has vowed to ensure that the Good News International Church founder in Shakahola, Malindi, will never see the light of day, let alone secure his freedom.

With the ongoing hot debate on the Finance Bill 2023, the CS has dared the country’s opposition, Azimio la Umoja, to make good on its threat to storm the streets.

“I have heard that there is this Finance Bill and the Kenya Kwanza and Azimio lawmakers are at loggerheads. If it is debated and tabled in parliament and either side wins or loses, the results must be respected.

“If either side is not satisfied with the results, they should go to court, just as the judiciary doesn’t participate in elections. The courts are where people seek justice, not the streets. Those I hear are planning to destabilise the peace of the country, you have an appointment with me,” Prof Kindiki said on Sunday, June 11, 2023, while speaking at the Methodist Church of Kenya in Marimanti, Tharaka Nithi.

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