Drama as CS Machogu and Governor Arati Throw Blows at Each Other During A Funeral.
Drama as CS Machogu and Governor Arati Throw Blows at Each Other During A Funeral: Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Ezekiel Machogu and Kisii Governor Simba Arati have confronted each other in public during a funeral ceremony held in the region on Friday.
The confrontation began when a group of youths booed the Education CS while he was delivering President William Ruto’s speech at Kisii Polytechnic grounds during the burial of the institution’s head, Daniel Nyariki.
Machogu went ahead to condemn Arati, pointing fingers that the governor had influenced the youth to instigate chaos at the event.
Machogu stated,” “Hii mambo shilingi mia tano, mia nne inazungushwa hapo…hiyo ni upuzi, ushenzi, na upumbavu. Gavana afanye maendeleo si kelele. Tumeona ushenzi mingi hapa sasa tutajitokeza na kusimamisha hii ushenzi.
Machogu then left the podium without inviting the governor to make his address, a move that seemingly irked Arati who responded in equal measure.
Arati stated,”Hii kelele yote inapigwa…ni wezi ambao tumekanyagia wao. Wale ambao wanaletanga fujo wametoka hapa. Unataka kumaliza kuongea kabla sijaingia. We ni mwanaume unangoja unasomea mwingine na mimi nimekupata ukiongea.”
Notably, The governor likewise criticised Kisii County Commissioner Kibet Bowen for his remarks at the funeral.
Arati stated,”Ambia huyu County Commissioner hawezi tisha sisi. Atafanya nini? Ulikuwa DCC hapa Nyamarambe, umekuja hapa ukamea pembe.”
However, in a rebuttal Bowen suggested Arati’s purported involvement in the current chaos engulfing in Kisii County.
Bowen stated, “Ni maajabu sana kama kuna kiongozi katika yetu ambaye anaeza chochea vijana wakuje wapige kelele so nataka nihakikishie viongozi wetu, Mheshimiwa Governor ukiwa mbele, sijekuja starehe starehe yangu ni kazi.”