President Kenyatta’s brother Muhoho not linked to contraband sugar – CS

President Kenyatta’s brother Muhoho not linked to contraband sugar – CS

Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has defended a company linked to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s brother, Muhoho, against claims of importing contraband sugar.

This comes barely a day after Aldai MP Cornelius Serem alleged that Protech Investment Limited imported 180,000 metric tonnes of brown sugar into the country.

The CS has termed Serem’s allegations as “unfortunate and misleading,” saying Muhoho’s company “did not even import a single grain of sugar.”

Kiunjuri also dismissed the Aldai legislator’s accusations as mere publicity stunts.

“One shouldn’t think they will gain popularity by bringing in the name of the president or his family for political reasons or to please his masters,” he said.

“It is wrong to use one’s privileged position to malign another person or politicise the war against corruption. I gave lists of all registered companies to import sugar and those who imported,” Kiunjuri added.

He further reiterated Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu’s earlier statements that the move is also a ploy by some leaders to intimidate the State to stop investigations into the scandal.

“I expected that the list I gave was corrected, but for one to think they can make headlines by mentioning the name of Uhuru Kenyatta or his family in a crude, village-like manner to intimidate us is wrong,” he noted.

Kiunjuri remained adamant that he would not leave office until a report from the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA) is submitted on the same.