Was Mwangi Kiunjuri Fired Due To Tanga Tanga Politics Or Merit?
The president during a press address from Mombasa statehouse laid out his plans for 2020 that his government intends to undertake throughout the year. He also made new appointments to his cabinet while he reshuffled others. However Mwangi Kiunjuri who was the agriculture cabinet secretary was left out. He was not reshuffled to any docket like the last appointment but instead was left out. This has led to so many speculations.
Kiunjuri is known to being an ally of Deputy President William Ruto. There are those who see this as a political move to punish those who seem to be allies of the deputy president. In the recent past there has been a speculated fall out between the once so close friends and “brothers” deputy president and the president. There has been a divide due to the BBI Ruto camp terming it as one that is meant to lock Dr. Ruto out of state house come 2022.Those in this camp feel that this is just a strategy to hurt the Ruto camp.
However another school of thought feels that he was kicked out due to merit. The agricultural docket is full of scandals and scams that have left Kenyan farmers suffering. Is it that he has failed to deal with these cartels in this ministry? Or is it that he has failed to follow the presidents’ directive? The president has been categorical that no campaigning about 2022 should be done instead they should all work towards achieving the big 4 agenda? These are questions that require answers.