How to run a country: Who gives orders to Matiangi and Kibicho?

KamauLM

Village Elder
#1
The answer to this question should be pretty obvious, it is their boss, the president. Though that seems to be the case, it is not. Recently, some MPs especially those allied to the DP complained about being shortchanged by the OP where they claimed that their security is about to be withdrawn. However, Matiangi and Kibicho did not have straight answers to their queries taking the MPs on a merry-go-round. So, how is it possible that the interior ministry does not have a clear explanation for the decision? The truth is someone else is calling the shots which means the minister and his PS are just taking orders. From who? They take orders from the top most state officer that is the head of civil service. This office has always been controversial, under Muthuara, Raila's MoU was tossed out leading to the fall of Narc. As PM, Raila was undermined by the same office several times hence he used to take his complains public . Kimemia's term in the same office was filled with problems esp how he handled the Westgate crisis. Today it is held by Ambassador John Kinyua, however, it does not matter who holds that office, what matters is who he represents. Anyone holding that office is never a politician which means they are not susceptible to public scrutiny. This means the office operates easily without interference. Despite no constitutional ground for this office, it still exist. So, who does this office represents? It represents what Atwoli called a 'board room of men' who come together to discuss the fate of the nation. These men are not in politics but they are the ones who control prime businesses in the country.
 

mikel

Village Elder
#2
The answer to this question should be pretty obvious, it is their boss, the president. Though that seems to be the case, it is not. Recently, some MPs especially those allied to the DP complained about being shortchanged by the OP where they claimed that their security is about to be withdrawn. However, Matiangi and Kibicho did not have straight answers to their queries taking the MPs on a merry-go-round. So, how is it possible that the interior ministry does not have a clear explanation for the decision? The truth is someone else is calling the shots which means the minister and his PS are just taking orders. From who? They take orders from the top most state officer that is the head of civil service. This office has always been controversial, under Muthuara, Raila's MoU was tossed out leading to the fall of Narc. As PM, Raila was undermined by the same office several times hence he used to take his complains public . Kimemia's term in the same office was filled with problems esp how he handled the Westgate crisis. Today it is held by Ambassador John Kinyua, however, it does not matter who holds that office, what matters is who he represents. Anyone holding that office is never a politician which means they are not susceptible to public scrutiny. This means the office operates easily without interference. Despite no constitutional ground for this office, it still exist. So, who does this office represents? It represents what Atwoli called a 'board room of men' who come together to discuss the fate of the nation. These men are not in politics but they are the ones who control prime businesses in the country.
Not really...deep state could mean anyone who is controlling the kitchen cabinet...could be the president's PA, without his knowledge....could even be the president's wife or mother...or someone else but can't be kinyua. Kimemia, murage and mutea iringo etc were in charge of the previous one
 

KamauLM

Village Elder
#3
Not really...deep state could mean anyone who is controlling the kitchen cabinet...could be the president's PA, without his knowledge....could even be the president's wife or mother...or someone else but can't be kinyua. Kimemia, murage and mutea iringo etc were in charge of the previous one
That is why I said the office represents a board room. But clearly Matiangi is taking orders from someone other than the president.
 

Simiyu22

Village Elder
#5
Not really...deep state could mean anyone who is controlling the kitchen cabinet...could be the president's PA, without his knowledge....could even be the president's wife or mother...or someone else but can't be kinyua. Kimemia, murage and mutea iringo etc were in charge of the previous one
Can anything policy related happen without the presidents knowledge? He does have many ears around him. And the moment you try and sidestep him, you are on his bad books.
 

KamauLM

Village Elder
#11
Matiang'i is working for himself.
I dont think so, he is definitely taking orders from those who put him in that office. In fact that board room seems afraid of Ruto and his army. They know they will lose crucial tenders like petroleum imports tenders which are worth over 200 billion.
 
#12
when Raira and Kalonzo's security were withdrawn they were silent and in fact supported it. In software dev kuna beta phase where different ideas are tested before implementation. Next time kuna a bad thing, don't be silent because it does not affect you, Speak because tomorrow the same ideas would be used on you
 
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