Monday July 15, 2019-Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has maintained that he will not resign from office amid pressure by leaders from maize growing regions.
Speaking on Sunday at Kahira-ini Church in Mathira, Nyeri County, Kiunjuri reiterated his stand on the importation of maize.
He said that the Government needs more maize to cater to the needs of the general population.
The CS said that calls for him to resign have no basis.
Kiunjuri said that the Government has plans to import more maize failure to which the population will continue to suffer because of the shortage.
"I am convinced that something is amiss and that the country may be getting dragged into the routine of artificial, ministry-made grain shortages to allow importation by a cartel in and out of Government while consumers and farmers suffer," he said.