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Kiunjuri Breaks Silence After Sacking

by Mustafa Juma

Outgoing agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has broken his silence after facing President Uhuru Kenyatta’s axe on Tuesday morning.

President Kenyatta during State of the Nation address in Mombasa made a surprise cabinet reshuffle replacing Kiunjuri with Peter Munya who moved in from Trade and Industrialization ministry.

Kiunjuri however during a live presser at Serena Hotel in Nairobi on Tuesday afternoon said that he feels relieved after the sacking.

He said the President’s decision has taken him by no surprise.

Kiunjuri says he has endured lots of humiliation with only God and his immediate family knowing how it made him feel.

He noted that he had given the best in his assignment.

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“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,” he said.

He further noted that he now has free time to do other things.

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Kiunjuri cited that President Kenyatta had appointed him without consulting anyone and that he does not need any consultation to relieve him of duties.

“I now have free time to do other things, I am not going anywhere. The president appointed me without consulting anyone, he has relieved me of my duties, he does not need any consultation,” he added.

He noted that he was independent and that he was ready to walk the journey. He says he is going nowhere in terms of national politics.

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“I am independent; I will walk this journey. In regard to national politics, I have told you, I am going nowhere,” he added.

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