Trade and Industrialisation Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya on Friday, December 13, deleted a tweet in which he had lashed out at Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung'wa.
In a rather heated argument, the CS accused Ichung'wa of painting the government in bad light.
The MP had earlier tagged Munya in a tweet, alleging that the farmers were suffering and needed help urgently.
"These farmers will need school fees in January. They depend on their produce for the same. After the floods, there’s likely to be a drought. This produce could save lives, Peter Munya and Eugene Wamalwa," Ichung'wa wrote.
Angered by the statement, the CS responded, citing that Ichung'wa should take his grievances to Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri.
“Ichung'wa is a rent seeker. Let him take his rent-seeking missions to Kiunjuri. Inspirations from Sugoi will not improve the dairy industry,” Munya responded in a tweet that has since been deleted.
In a rejoinder, Ichung'wa stated, “No waziri. I am a landlord and a representative of the people. I raise and address issues that are of concern to the people. If you could kindly do what you have been hired to do also and address the issue at hand leaving out your emotions and politicking."
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen joined in the conversation, seeking to know what CS Munya meant by "inspirations from Sugoi".
"Waziri what do you mean by Sugoi? The deputy president's home? he probed.
One of the tweeps who was following the conversation questioned why Ichung'wa had tagged Munya and Wamalwa, rather than Kiunjuri, to which he got a response.
"They know what to do. That’s why I didn’t tag you boss. I tagged them. Munya is in charge of markets and Eugene, special programs," Ichung'wa answered.
The Twitter altercation has exposed the rift in the Jubilee government that has for a long time been referred to by politicians as a fabrication of the media.
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