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Dr. Fred Matiangi, See why Kenyans call him the Super Cabinet Secretary

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By Jafarmuzik | self meida writer
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Dr. Fred Okengo Matiangi was born at Borabu, Nyamira County Kenya,the County where the Former Chief Justice David Maraga comes from.

He is a Kenyan Cabinet Secretary.He is the current Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Security in Kenya.

Fred Matiangi.(Photo courtesy).

Cabinet Secretary Position.

Matiangi was appointed as the Cabinet Secretary for education, Science and Technology in December 2015 having previously been in acting capacity as the Cabinet Secretary for lands. His appointment came at a time the education sector had seen massive leakages in the just concluded Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education national examinations.

During his time as Education Cabinet Secretary, he sent home officials from the examining body KNEC and restructured the security procedures surrounding the handling of the exam papers with policies he had put into place regarding the examination of the national Secondary and Primary examinations.These policies were,

1.Headteachers.

They were now directly in charge of examinations carried out in their examination Centre instead of the County education officer as had been the case before.

2.Social activities.

They were banned in the third term of the school calendar in order to reduce unnecessary contact between the exam candidates and outsiders.

3.Examinations Duration.

The maximum duration in which the KCSE examination could be carried out was limited to four weeks from the initial six.

4.K.C.S.E Results.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education national examination were now released in one month down from the three months that it took before.

Fred Matiangi as the Cabinet Secretary for Education.(Photo courtesy.)

He did this in order to eliminate the possibility of alteration of result by rogue officials.

Matiangi's relationship with KNUT and KUPPET was generally seen as a love hate kind of relationship.

After the results on the 2016 KCSE the Kenya National Union of teachers demanded a forensic audit of the examination results after a dismal performance led to quite a steep decline in the number of students achieving top grades.

Matiangi was later appointed to assume the office on 7 July 2017 as an acting cabinet secretary after the sudden Demise of Gen Joseph ole Nkaissery, making him hold two cabinet positions.

Matiangi was serving in the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

In 2018 he took up the full position of cabinet secretary for Internal Security and Coordination of National Government after being appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta in January in the president's second comprehensive cabinet appointments.

All went well with Matiangi as on 22 January 2019, again President Uhuru Kenyatta, appointed him as the chairperson of the National Development Implementation and Communication Cabinet Committee through Executive Order Number 1 of 2019.

The committee is composed of all Cabinet Secretaries,The Attorney-General and the Head of the Public Service who acts as the secretariat.

He was given this post courtesy of his track record as a'fix it man’ for the President in terms of getting things done.

Before that Matiangi had also served as the Eastern Africa regional representative for the Centre for International Development, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, and the State University of New York before being nominated as the Cabinet versity and the University of Nairobi.

Fred Matiangi with President Uhuru Kenyatta.(Photo courtesy).

Chalanges.

Dr.Fred Matiangi received general public backlash over the government's decision to shut down media houses during the swearing-in of Raila Odinga by his supporters as the People's President. On the day of the swearing in, 3 radio and television broadcasting stations were switched off by the

Communications Authority of Kenya by a directive from the Ministry of Interior. In a televised broadcast the following day, Matiangi indicated that the broadcasting stations would remain off for the better part up until they had completed investigations into some people that he accused of

being complicit in actions that would have led to the death of thousands of innocent Kenyans due to the buildup of incitement that was witnessed in the early hours of the morning of 30th January 2018.

During the 2017 Kenya presidential election, Matiangi took a hard stance against the opposition protests aimed at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission. His ministry, of which the national police falls under would clash with the opposition violently during their demonstrations.

After the swearing in of Raila Odinga in January 2018, Matiangi outlawed the National Resistance Movement , gazetting the movement as an organised criminal sect.

In 2019 Matiangi was in frontline to lead Kenyans to register for Huduma Number.

Fred Matiangi.(Photo courtesy).

All these has made Kenyans to call him a super Cabinet Secretary in Kenya.What do you think?.

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