President Uhuru Kenyatta has told off critics who are opposed to his transfer of the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) to the Ministry of Defence.
Speaking during his Kisumu tour, the head of state said that he will continue working, unbothered by those criticising his regime.
“Mtapiga kelele tukifanya kazi.. Previous regimes undertook to revamp KMC but wasted resources. Kenya Defence Forces are Kenyans, let’s stop the politics when we engage them in projects,
Let us not divide Kenyans.. let us bring them together and bring development to the people. I urge our political leaders to be at the forefront in uniting Kenyans, ” Uhuru said.
Uhuru gave an executive order to transfer the Kenya Meat Commission from the Ministry of Agriculture to defence 8 months ago.
In February 2021, the High Court declared president Uhuru’s order illegal following a petition by the Law Society of Kenya.
Justice Mrima said that Uhuru did not seek public participation before making the decision.
“The claim that the decision to reassign the ministerial responsibility from the Ministry of Agriculture to Defence is in violation of Article 10 of the Constitution for want of public participation succeeds,
“This court declares the said decision constitutionally infirm. The decision is hereby quashed,” ruled Justrice Mrima.
But Uhuru did not heed to the court order, instead went ahead to officially transfer the services to the uniformed forces last week.
In his Kisumu tour, the Head of State said he does not regret assigning additional duties to the military since they are the best.
“I’m proud that working with KDF, Kenya railways among others, we have been able to revamp the Kisumu port. You need to appoint the greatest noisemaker as a prefect and the classroom will be silent,” he said.