On Thursday, September 22, Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua officially flagged off the first consignment of the KSh3.55 billion subsidised fertilizer.
However, during the event held at the deputy president’s office, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya was noticeably missing.
Munya’s absence raised eyebrows from Kenyans as well as allies of President William Ruto who raised sharp reactions on social media platforms.
As such, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei now wants Peter Munya punished for skipping Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua’s event.
In a statement, Cherargei, an ardent supporter of President William Ruto and his deputy Rigathi Gachagua wondered why the Agriculture CS gave such an important state function a wide berth.
The legislator argued that the CS ought to have attended the event since he was working for the Kenyans, not for the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party.
“CS Munya’s absence in flagging off of subsidised fertilisers by DP Gachagua is gross indiscipline, violation of code of ethics and disdain attitude towards government.
“He must be punished accordingly. Is he working for Kenyans or Azimio?” Cherargei posed.
It should be remembered that during the August 9, General Election campaign, the former Meru Governor Peter Munya publicly took sides.
At one point, Munya engaged the hen deputy president William Ruto in a war of words.
While serving as Trade CS, Munya bashed William Ruto for engaging in early 2022 election campaigns.
Speaking while flagging the subsidized fertilizer, DP Gachagua said the Kenya Kwanza government is committed to fulfilling its pre-election campaign manifesto.
“This is a strategic intervention to actualize Kenya Kwanza’s promise of affordable farm inputs in our manifesto that was communicated during the swearing-in ceremony.
“Agriculture remains a backbone of Kenya’s economic and industrial development, particularly in food production, income generation, and production of raw materials for manufacturing,” Gachagua said.