• Wamalwa claimed that President William Ruto is after vengeance because Matiang'i allegedly took his job.
• He insisted that Raila has stood with the former CS, and it is time his community does the same.
Former Defence CS Eugene Wamalwa has urged Kisii residents to stand with former Interior CS Fred Matiang'i.
Speaking in Keroka on Friday, Wamalwa claimed that President William Ruto is after vengeance because Matiang'i allegedly took his job.
He insisted that Raila has stood with the former CS, and it is time his community does the same.
"Matiang'i alichukua nafasi yake kwa hivyo ako na kisasi na Matiang'i. Leo tunawaomba msimame na kijana wenu. Baba amesimama na Matiang'i. Amekuwa kwake mara mbili na hata nimeambia baba nataka ajue kwangu sababu wanasema mwenzako akinyolewa chako kitie maji," he said.
This loosely translates to, "Matiang'i took his place and because of that he wants revenge on Matiang'i. We are asking you to stand with your son. Baba (Raila) has stood with Matiang'i. He has been to his home twice and I have even asked him to also come and know where I live because the same could also happen to me."
Wamalwa added that he knows the Kenya Kwanza administration will be coming for them. He, however, said that they will not be intimidated.
The former CS spoke as they made a stop at Keroka Town in Kisii, to address residents before proceeding to Gusii stadium where they are expected to hold an anti-government rally.
Wamalwa noted that they are with Matiang'i and they will back him.
"We will stand with Matiang'i if there is any case. Let the rule of law have its way."
The Kisii rally will be the sixth of the anti-government rallies by the Azimio coalition. By Brian Oruta, The Star