Interior CS Fred Matiang’i has assured foreigners their security, and warned leaders found inciting Kenyans against them that they arrested and charged.
A feasibly angry Matiang’i was speaking in Kajiado town on Thursday when he said; “This is not a banana republic and any leader found inciting the public against foreigners doing business in this country will face the full force of the law.”
Matiang’i was responding to a request from Nairobi Senator, Johnson Sakaja, who had pleaded with the CS to forgive Starehe MP, Charles Njagua, for his “unfortunate” remark.
MP Njagua was arrested at Parliament building on Wednesday over remarks he recently made against Tanzanian national doing business in Nairobi.
“What he did is shameful and an embarrassment to the country, given the fact that Kenya is in the process of integrating with other East African countries,” said Matiang’i.
The Minister said; “We will be strict with foul-mouthed leaders who are bent on inciting their people. You cannot take the law into your hands because you are a member of parliament or even a minister. I will deal with you as is provided by the existing laws.”
Sakaja had pleaded with Matiang’i and claimed Njagua did what he did out of pressure from his voters.
The senator had accompanied the CS and other leaders from the national government to officially launch the Rapid Response Initiative for processing and issuance of birth certificates.
He was also accompanied by his counterparts, Charles Keter and Joe Mucheru, IG Hillary Mutyambai, administration and national security parliamentary committee chairman, Paul Koinange.
Governor Joseph Lenku and local elected MPs Memusi Kanchory and George Sunkuyia hosted the guests.
Matiang’i said such remarks made by the alleged MP is dangerous and would put Kenyans living Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and even South Sudan in a precarious situation.
“Our President is working around the clock to ensure our youth with talent and without jobs use the opportunity of our good relationships with neighbours to provide them with opportunities but others are bringing down bridges,” said Matiang’i.
The minister gave provincial administrators across the country one month to distribute the more than 1.3 million birth certificates to their owners.
He said no one should be charged for the services and that at the end of 30 days, he will personally ensure that all the birth certificates have been given out.
While responding to issues raised by local leaders, Matiang’i said two sub-counties in Kajiado Central and Kajiado West sub-counties will be established in the coming financial year.
Energy CS, Keter said valuation of land between Isinya and Namanga on which a power line connecting Kenya and Tanzania will pass will start soon in earnest.
Keter said once the connection is complete, Kajiado town will never experience any more outages like it has for many years.
He also announced that Kajiado Central will receive Sh100 million for schools from Ketraco CSR kitty.