Thursday July 18, 2019 - Cherangany MP, Joshua Kutuny has asked the Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI), George Kinoti, to investigate Agriculture Cabinet Secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri, over misappropriation of Sh 1.8 billion from his Ministry.
On Wednesday, Kutuny said Mwangi paid a company identified as “Commodity House” Sh 1.8 billion without seeking approval from the members of the Strategic Food Reserve Board.
Kutuny said “Commodity House” is part of a cartel that has been stealing farmer’s money for decades and it has links to Kiunjuri.
The outspoken MP called for the resignation of CS Mwangi Kiunjuri to allow investigative agencies to determine how the money was fraudulently paid.
“Tuna ushahidi kuwa waziri aliivunja sheria na kuwa alienda kinyume ya ushauri ya taasisi hii. Tunaomba waziri na katibu mkuu ndani ya wizara yake wajiuzulu ili nafasi ipatikane na uchunguzi ufanyike.” Kutuny said.
However Kiunjuri has termed Kutuny’s remarks as gross insubordination and said the MP is misleading the nation because the claims are untrue.
CS Kiunjuri went ahead to state that the Ministry of Agriculture has all the data concerning all the payments.
“For you to have comprehensive data you need to talk to everybody, everybody in the industry. We have the data and we have all the information” Kiunjuri stated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST