Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has received a stunning message from angry Kenyans, following remarks he made concerning delayed farmers payment.
Using the #CSKiunjuri, Kenyans on twitter have faulted the CS saying he should resign immediately from his post. They also called upon President Uhuru Kenyatta to fire the CS and order the Director of Public Prosecution Nordin Haji to sue him (Mwangi). @JuliusMmasi wrote... Before CS Kiunjuri deals with Kenyans who have critiqued him positively on his performance, let President Uhuru sack him...
@Ndeipat added that, "Uhuru Kenyatta should not only sack him but also jail him over embezzlement of farmers money.""CS Kiunjuri you can be complicated but you have failed!! You haven't done your work as you state..." read part of a twit by Nicholas @Nick_Nicholas. They added that for Kenya to forget the whole drama, the CS should be responsible and pay the farmers. @14may125 twitted... CS Kiunjuri should pay the farmers and we forget about the whole drama unfolding within the cabinet.
This comes after the CS held a press conference today (Tuesday) on delayed farmers pay, in which he dared those who criticize him. Kiunjuri claimed that some people, who are politically frustrated, are working hard to make his work irrelevant. "To my haters, I have listened to you carefully, even on social media. Some of you are politically frustrated. You look for anything to make yourself relevant. I assure that when the right time and moment comes I will deal with you," said the CS. He added that the delays in farmers payment are as a result of the ongoing investigation by government over NCPB scandal. In September, the Ministry of Agriculture linked the delay in payment of maize farmers to budgetary issues refuting claims that it had imported maize from neighbouring countries.PS Agriculture Hamad Boga defended the ministry when he appeared before the Senate Committee, arguing that some traders posed like farmers. “There has been challenges and we are trying to solve them but I just want clarify that we did not import maize at expense of our own farmers. There were some issues with funding and the money that was allocated was not enough to buy the 4 million bags of maize from farmers as we had projected,” said Boga.The ministry also argued that it had come up with measures to vet and register genuine farmers to whom it will be prioritizing payments.