MP Ndindi Nyoro wants Agriculture CS Munya ‘punished’ for misleading President Kenyatta

MP Ndindi Nyoro wants Agriculture CS Munya ‘punished’ for misleading President Kenyatta

A side-by-side image of Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro and Agriculture CS Peter Munya during past functions. PHOTOS | COURTESY

  • Nyoro faulted President Kenyatta’s speech during the State of Nation address on Tuesday saying that he misrepresented facts.
  • The MP accused CS Munya of relaying false information to the Head of State in matters of agriculture.

Kiharu Member of Parliament Ndindi Nyoro is now calling on President Uhuru Kenyatta to punish his Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya over what he terms as misinformation.

Nyoro, speaking on the campaign trail in Nyeri County on Saturday, faulted President Kenyatta’s speech during the State of Nation address on Tuesday saying that he misrepresented facts.

The MP, who is a strong Deputy President William Ruto ally, accused CS Munya of relaying false information to the Head of State in matters of agriculture.

The outspoken legislator contradicted the president's figures pointing out that fertilizer prices have gone up and bonuses awarded to tea farmers have gone down.

“Ningeomba rais lazima aambie CS Munya na wale watu wa agriculture wakiandika maneno ya agriculture ndio rais akuje asome bunge, waandike ile maneno iko,” Nyoro stated.

“Kwa hiyo rais, ningekuomba uadhibu hao watu ambao walikuambia usome takwimu ambazo hazikuwa za ukweli.”

At the same time, the lawmaker lauded the leadership of DP Ruto when he held the agriculture docket saying fertilizer prices were low at the time.

“Mheshimiwa rais, hapa Nyeri fertiliser ile ilikuwa inatoka Ksh.2,000 wakati William Ruto alikuwa minister wa agriculture. Sasa hiyo fertilizer inatoka elfu tano. Majani chai ambayo tulikuwa tunalipwa pesa mingi ata wakati wa President Kibaki, bonus zimeshuka na wakulima wanalia,” he stated.

The DP was accompanied by MPs Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu), Rahab Mukami (Nyeri), Irungu Kang’ata(Murang’a), George Kariuki (Ndia), Rindikiri Mugambi (Buuri) and Aisha Jumwa (Malindi).