Matiang’i: My family has no interest in the sugar business


Dr Fred Matiang'i
Interior CS Fred Matiang'i.

In Summary

  • Matiang'i was appearing before a Parliamentary Committee to answer questions on the sugar scandal that has continued to rock the country.
  • The CS, in response, said; “I have no interest and I don’t know anyone in my family who has a direct or indirect interest in any business of sugar.”
  • Matiang’i also added that the investigations into the sugar scandal would also be conducted on public servants.

Interior CS Fred Matiang’i was on Thursday put to task to declare whether there was any conflict of interest that would hinder investigations into the importation of contraband sugar.

Matiang’i appeared before a Parliamentary Committee on Thursday to answer questions pertaining to the sugar scandal.

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“Let the CS (Matiang’i) as we’re starting, tell us clearly if indeed he has any conflict of interest in what discussion we’re going to have in terms of if himself or his family are involved in this discussion of the sugar crisis” said Dagoretti North legislator Simba Arati.

Responding to Arati, the CS said: “I have no interest and I don’t know anyone in my family who has a direct or indirect interest in any business of sugar.”

Dr. Matiang’i also added that the investigations into the sugar scandal would also be conducted on public servants and that those found culpable will be prosecuted.

He further apologised for skipping the Tuesday session saying: “This is my sixth year in Cabinet and I have attended parliamentary committees at least 50 times.

“We are dutiful to Parliament. An erroneous impression was created that we didn’t want to appear before this committee.”

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