Saturday August 24, 2019-Agriculture minister Mwangi Kiunjuri may have on Friday faced the wrath of President Uhuru Kenyatta over alleged incompetence as 2022 succession battle takes shape.

For several months, Uhuru has publicly blasted Kiunjuri, who is believed to be leaning towards Deputy President William Ruto for 2022 contest.

In October last year, Uhuru openly accused Kiunjuri of facilitating payments for wealthy maize cartels, warning that he would crack a whip.

A furious Uhuru further promised to take actions against officials who were reportedly subjecting farmers to unnecessary torture after delivery of their commodities.

And on Friday, Uhuru chopped the Irrigation department from Kiunjuri's Ministry, placing it under water docket, a further indication that he is not convinced with the minister's leadership.

For Immigration, Uhuru moved it to Matiang'i's docket after the transfer of Major General Gordon Kihalangwa to Defense ministry as PS. 

“There is compelling need to orientate the scope and mandate of various ministries, State departments and State Agencies (MDAs) to expedite the ongoing implementation of the transformative vision for a better Kenya espoused as the Big 4 Agenda,” read the order.

The President justified the changes, saying they will help improve efficiency of delivering the mandate of his office.

“My administration is committed to enhancing efficiency, transparency, accountability and operational autonomy through a governance structure that ensures rapid delivery of public services to Kenyans in every part of the Republic,” said Uhuru.


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