Agriculture CS Peter Munya has responded to Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi’s last week’s remarks that he has underperformed and failed his mandate in the Agriculture ministry and was responsible for the mismanagement of funds in the docket.
”Munya’s Agriculture ministry was recently ranked the worst performing ministry among all ministries. He has mismanaged funds for fighting locust invasion, tea, coffee, sugar and maize,” the Meru governor said on September 21st.
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In response, the CS says he was appointed by President Uhuru Kenyatta as a Cabinet Secretary and does not expect any supervision from the governor.
“It’s only him who thinks I have not delivered as a Cabinet Secretary. He has failed to deliver for the people of Meru and he is instead concentrating on my work as a Cabinet Secretary,” Munya said on Monday.
Munya accused Kiraitu of failing to deliver in his four years in leadership and was looking for a scapegoat.
“He has lost his focus and is asking questions. Let me remind him I work for the whole country and not Meru county only. He is the one working for Meru,” he said.
The Agriculture CS said the county boss had lost touch with residents as he is not seen in the county to hear the people’s problems.
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According to reports, the two leaders are currently having back and forth due to their plans of having their own political parties for the region.
Whereas the Agriculture CS is pushing for Mt Kenya East to embrace former President Kibaki’s PNU Party, Governor Kiraitu Murungi has joined hands with a section of leaders from the region to rally behind Restore and Build Kenya party, which was previously led by former presidential aspirant Joseph Ole Kiyapi.