The Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Peter Munya says he will maintain the status quo and stay put in office, despite the February 9th deadline requiring all civil servants seeking elective positions in the upcoming general elections to vacate their positions.
Responding to journalists on Wednesday in Muranga after being asked whether he is among civil servants resigning in a week’s time, the cabinet secretary said the matter was still in court and its constitutionality was still being addressed.
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”The courts are still addressing the constitutionality or otherwise of the requirement for resignation. Until the courts conclusively settle the matter I maintain the status quo,” CS Munya said.
The cabinet secretary’s remarks are coming at a time talk is rife he may not be going for the Meru gubernatorial seat and will back Kiraitu Murungi who is seeking a second term.
This new development follows a series of private meetings between the CS, Governor Murungi, President Uhuru Kenyatta, and Raila Odinga. Both Munya and Murungi support Raila Odinga’s Azimio la Umoja Movement.