Ngunjiri Wambugu Mocks Kiunjuri After Sacking

  • A past photo of Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu File
  • Nyeri Town Constituency Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu on Tuesday, January 14 threw jabs to ousted Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri after he was sacked by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

    In a video posted on his Facebook page, Wambugu indicated that Kiunjuri was to blame for his own woes after engaging in politics against the president's wishes.

    "I am one of those people who have been complaining about Kiunjuri and his involvement in politics. He never listened to anyone.

    "Now he has joined the rest of us so that we can complain together from the outside," remarked Wambugu.

    A past photo of former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and President Uhuru Kenyatta
    A past photo of former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri and President Uhuru Kenyatta

    Wambugu also stated that the former CS acted directly against the president, triggering him to act.

    “If the president appoints you and you don’t do what he wants you to do, he has the power to release you to do what you feel like doing.

    “The president cannot let you stay in the Cabinet and not follow his orders. Kiunjuri had the right to do what he wanted but as an appointed CS, he had to follow some orders which he didn’t,” remarked Kiunjuri.

    Wambugu also stated that Kiunjuri was a key hindrance in fulfilling the Big 4 Agenda and there remained no option for him but to leave.

    “It is important to understand that the president has a political agenda, which is important to him.

    “He cannot be the person complaining about a failed agriculture sector while he is having the same docket to lead. He can now complain away from outside Cabinet,” added Wambugu.

    While announcing the Cabinet changes in Mombasa on Tuesday, January 14, the president replaced him with former Trade CS Peter Munya.

    The head of state also reminded non-performing public officials that they needed to serve Kenyas diligently.

    In his response to the president’s action, Kiunjuri stated that despite the sacking, he will continue serving the country.

    Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri Ddressing the media on Friday, January 10
    Former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri addressing the media on Friday, January 10, 2020

    “With my experience spanning over 25 years, I have a lot to offer. I would continue to serve this country, faithfully in other capacities.

    “I am not going anywhere. I will be with you around, “ stated Kuinjuri while addressing the media.

    Kiunjuri further thanked President Kenyatta for the opportunity to serve in the cabinet indicating that he had learnt a lot about public service.