Well, Mr. Take a Photo of Locust and post on it Social Media, then the professionals at the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation statement the other in the media. This is the man who was reshuffled away or axed from the Kenyatta Cabinet on the 14th January 2020. Not that its deserving to sack CS Mwangi Kiunjuri.
But, his a long-term ally of Deputy President William Ruto. A man who help to intimidate witnesses for the ICC case of the ones in power. CS Kiunjuri was first the CS for Devolution and Planning for two years, until he was appointed on the 26th January 2018 as the CS for Agriculture and Irrigation. So, he got close to two years there too, but this time his out and no new deployment.
That is why his axed. The man of the Maize, Sugar, Rice, Tea and Coffee Cartels. As his helped them and been a cushion for them. Ensured their enrichment over the farmers, while they use the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) to give favourable deals between traders over farmers. Therefore, the cartels and inside trading benefits the traders, not the farmers.
That is why the golfer, the long time MP and CS didn’t do his work properly. He surely has enrichen himself as an MP. As he got over 700 million shillings over the years in Parliament. While, he has gotten connections with Ruto and others. His been part of dam scandals and others, where he surely gotten something sweet.
With the two years as CS of Agriculture, he most likely found some ways to his pockets too. That is why he will miss the bargain of being there. As he could ensure the rotting cereals, while importing UNGA, Sugar and whatnot else for the benefit of the cartels. Since, the pricing of the state would maybe not be beneficial of the ones there.
Now, the man has fallen, but not expect changes in the Ministry. That’s a fools hope at this point. There was no big change in Bett and will be little or nothing with the next. Only a new face and soon new scandals involving farming goods. Just await a sugar, tea, coffee or such scandal in a few months time. It is inevitable.
Kiunjuri might be a useless minister, but he knew how to keep the cartels mobilized and secure them funds. So, that they could oil the political machinery in parliament and the patrons of the industries. That is what it does and will continue. There are two many big-men eating of this plate to stop it. It is too much at stake, that is why the DCI and whatnot else doesn’t investigate it. They just let it go.
Now, Kiunjuri is let go. It is not a sad day, maybe for the Cartels, but they will get a new puppet under a new name and flag. This revolution will not be televised, but experienced in homes across the Republic. As the Maize, Sugar, Coffee, Tea and Rice will be used as a tool by the cartels, as there is no interest stopping them.
Not under Kiunjuri, not under Bett and whatever the new CS is. It will not happen, only go skin-deep if only so. Peace.
CS Najib Balala, the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism in the Kenyan Government. Have shown the world today what it means to be arrogant and entitled to his position. CS Balala has shown the world, that asking for good governance and accountability is important. Because his Ministry have lacked both and haven’t delivered. Since lately the proof of the death rhinos after moving them. Have shown what the state have forgotten, not only the lack of value of wildlife, but of the added-value the Tourism industry have with these animals. If the government cares about producing jobs and want a vibrant tourism industry. Noting is more valuable than wildlife and nature. You don’t travel to Mombasa to see Clean Coal Plant, you go there to see a beautiful coastline and you don’t cross the Masai Mara to see dead bird, but a green pasture of a beautiful scenery of Kenya. Which not only tourist deserves to see, but the Kenyans itself.
Balala should remember who he serves. The words he has said speaks power of who he are. Balala isn’t a man who steam confidence and control, but more of arrogance and bitter denial of the lack of work ethic. Look!
Balala at Press Conference Today:
“In my leadership I am going to be right and not nice. In the case of the rhinos, I am going to stand with what is right. Nobody has appointed me, its President Uhuru Kenyatta who appointed me, so they can go to hell,” said the CS” (…) “They are doing that because they want to take over the parks and start using emotions of international people to raise funds for their unaccountable lifestyle but I am going to stop them,” said the CS (Erick Kombo Ndubi – ‘You can go to hell, I am not resigning’ 30.07.2018, link https://www.tuko.co.ke/281215-you-i-resigning-cs-najib-balala.html#281215).
Balala, I don’t care who appointed you. You might have to work within the range of what the President gives you and his authority bounds you. However, the President is supposed to be the representative of the people. The same are the cabinet he appoints and works with him. The mandate of the government, is to work there on behalf of the people and their needs. Kenyatta have given him the job, but that doesn’t mean he can insult the public for wanting him to do his job and act accordingly.
Instead, he acted like a spoiled brat, who hasn’t understood his position and role in society. The CS is serving the public on their behest. That what an elected government are supposed to do. They are not there for own pocket, but as Representatives for them. Balala have forgotten this key aspect. Secondly, when he has failed his mandate as miserably as a CS, he has caused a lot of death of black rhinos on his watch. That will always stain his time in the office. If he cannot manage that, than he should leave it behind and go corporate. Where he can be the spoiled arrogant brat and no one will deny him that. However, he is in public office and that entails public perception and questioning of his behavior.
CS Balala catch some wisdom and knowledge, you need it and quickly, maybe even read up on what it means to be a representative of the people. Since, your thinking your are anointed by a King. Peace.
You can wonder and get amazed, he did the same trick President Museveni did in the General Election 2016, and he did not show up at the live TV debate between the Presidential Candidates. Just like in Uganda, his arch nemesis showed up and that was the NASA candidate Raila Odinga. Not that all the other candidates showed up either, but it was only one-half of the main candidates. That the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Jubilee could not show is amazing. Especially, since there were reports that he ditched the planned rallies on the same day.
At this point, it does not matter what Odinga said yesterday at the Debate, he at least showed up on Primetime TV spot and showed himself for the republic and the incumbent could not care less about the arranged debate. What is so dangerous about it Kenyatta? Is it terrible to ask questions about your achievement in office?
It seems so, since you could not spare the time or the effort to show up to the debate. Only one that was on live TV and on most of the channels. I would have loved to discuss the difference in style and in chose of words to the different questions between Odinga and Kenyatta. However, I cannot do that, since it was one party there and the other left behind.
So at this point, it is mere enough for the support and the courage of Odinga, just to be there and take the questions from journalists and the audience, something the President was to big to do or something like that.
His State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu wrote this today: “Today, His Excellency President Uhuru Kenyatta will commence an intense 12-day tour of Kenya, to meet fellow citizens from all walks of life, in all regions of the country. His last campaign events will be in the capital Nairobi on August 6 – 48 hours before the August 8 elections. This will be the second round of an all counties campaign where the President will take his message to Kenyans. Only this Sunday he completed a 14-counties blitz covered in seven days in which he put his call for unity and peace at the heart of his campaign agenda. These meet-the-people visits will see the President traverse 30 counties, making stops at more than 200 campaign stops. His Excellency the Deputy President, the Honourable William Ruto, will be visiting dozens of counties as well, making another 200 campaign stops. The President is going directly to the people to demonstrate what the August election is about – himself as someone who is fighting to deliver benefits, success and prosperity to the people versus an opposition challenger who is only after power for himself” (President.co.ke – ‘Spokesperson’s statement’ 25.07.2017).
It is okay, that the President campaigns and travels to every corner of Kenya, that he visit every single county and even every major town of the Republic. Nevertheless, why do he not have the time for a scheduled TV-Debate? Is that too much to ask and anticipate of the President? That the people all through the nation can watch and discuss the differences between him and Odinga?
Let me end on a side-note, but still a viable one. Does President Kenyatta, feel entitled to be the President and therefore a debate about his position and character is beneath him? That is how it can seem like, to not only me, but also many others.
Therefore, we are at this junction and so near the end of the campaigns and race for 8th August polls, there have been significant difference between the NASA and Jubilee from the get-go. In addition, with the time, it is more evident, than ever before. This race will be tight and prognoses seems to be for NASA in many aspects, but hard to grasp yet. There are enough days to see the wind of change. Nevertheless, this is something that is hard to anticipate.
What we can ask ourselves after yesterday’s acts of the President Kenyatta, does he feel entitled to rule and be Executive, or is it just mere arrogance towards Odinga. Peace.