Kenya’s President William Ruto on Tuesday, November 29, chaired a Cabinet meeting in Nairobi.
During the meeting, the Head of State read the riot act to Trade and Investment Cabinet Secretary Moses Kuria over his recent reckless remarks.
This was after Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi and his Trade counterpart Moses Kuria made conflicting remarks concerning the importation of maize to arrest the skyrocketing food prices.
Kuria had announced that the government will import 10 million bags of maize after he accused local farmers of hoarding the grain.
However, President William Ruto’s top decision-making organ which included Agriculture CS Mithika Linturi rescinded the importation order by former Gatundu South MP and pushed it back to February 2023.
“In honor of our nation’s sacred duty to our farmers, the cabinet resolved that the farmer’s produce will be accorded priority access to the market. The importation by the private sector will commence in February 2023 and it shall be incentivized by way of a customs duty waiver,” the office of the president said.
It was due to this that the First in Command was angered by a section of the Cabinet members for failing to adopt a collective responsibility doctrine.
In a report by the Daily Nation Newspaper dated Thursday, December 1, the First in Command is reported to have ordered cabinet secretaries to desist from making the public back-and-forth.
The President instead asked his Cabinet to first check with him before making public remarks with serious implications.
“The President directed the Cabinet Secretaries that they should henceforth desist from making remarks without first checking with him, especially on issues with serious implications,” a CS aware of the reprimand told the Nation. Earlier, Education CS Ezekiel Machogu had said that the Kenya Kwanza regime.