The just sacked Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri said the president’s decision to drop him from Cabinet did not come as a surprise.
Addressing press a few hours after his sacking, Kiunjuri said the decision came as a relief as he had “endured alot of humiliation.”
Without delving into details, he described the past one year as a difficult time that threatened his energy and resolve.
” Some of you know that I’ve endured a lot of humiliation and only God and my immediate family know how this made me feel,” said Kiunjuri.
He further thanked President Uhuru for giving him an opportunity to serve in his Cabinet, which he said gave him an insiders experience of workings of government.
Mwangi Kiunjuri: . The President’s decision has taken me by no surprise, I thank God, I feel relieved. I have endured lots of humiliation, only God and my family know this. I have given my best in my assignment, I leave with my head high pic.twitter.com/6uMGjLB39E
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) January 14, 2020
He further said he left the ministry with his head held high and had no regrets.
“I have given my best to all my assignments, I therefore leave with my head held high. I have faced many challenges in my life what I have never failed to do is try,” said Kiunjuri.
Sounding philosophical, Kiunjuri said he “believed when one door closes, another door opens,” adding he would continue to serve the country in other capacities.
“I know there is an open door, down the road. I shall remain as I have always been; independent and firm. With my experience of over 25 years, I have a lot to offer and will continue to serve this country faithfully in other capacities.”
Kiunjuri’s stint faced heavy criticism from Uhuru and the public over the manner as cartels took over the Agricultural sector from maize, maize to coffee sectors.
Matter came to a head during Mashujaa Day celebrations in Kakamega county in October 2018 when President Uhuru publicly asked the CS to deal with cartels in his ministry who were impoverishing farmers.
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