Tuesday September 24, 2019 - Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot has blasted President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, for duping Kenyans with false promises.
Addressing mourners during the burial of businessman, Ongenyo Omogeni, Cheruiyot pointed an accusing finger at Uhuru and Ruto over what he claimed was a false promise to the residents of Nyamira.
According to him, Uhuru and Ruto had failed tea farmers from the region.
He alleged that the duo announced a plan to set up a presidential committee to find out what was ailing the tea sector three years ago, but never followed up on the report thereafter.
"In 2016, the President commissioned a task force to find solve issues bedeviling tea farming in the country and up to now, we are yet to see the results of the report which had brought some false hopes to farmers," he claimed.
Cheruiyot, who is also the chair of the parliamentary caucus of tea-growing zones in the Senate and Ruto’s ally, urged interior CS Fred Matiang'i to put Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri to task over the failure to act on the report.
"Mr. Matiang'i, as you convene the Cabinet meeting this week, ensure you remind Kiunjuri about a report we gave him to ratify," he stated.
The Kenyan DAILY POST