A section of Laikipia County residents took to the streets in Nanyuki town to celebrate the sacking of Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri.
Led by Laikipia East MP Amin Deddy and former deputy governor Gitonga Kabugi, the protestors said the sacking was “long overdue."
The two leaders accused Kiunjuri of incompetence and disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta by constantly engaging in 2022 succession politics.
The residents, who marched on the town’s streets waving banners bearing President’s Kenyatta’s portrait, taunted Kiunjuri to now engage fully in politics.
“We want to assure the President of our unwavering support as residents of Laikipia East and we are fully behind his actions to get rid of appointees who fail to deliver On the mandate bestowed upon them,” said Deddy amid cheers from the town’s residents.
The MP said it was regrettable that when Kiunjuri was appointed to the Cabinet, Kenyans expected efficient service delivery from him but he seemed more focused on politics to the detriment of his duties.
“All we hear from Kiunjuri are his Kikuyu parables and riddles as he attends public functions and we have been wondering, does know his work as a CS?” asked Deddy.
Further, Deddy claimed that Kiunjuri also had nothing show in terms of development for the three times he served an MP.
“Infrastructure in this constituency is pathetic yet he served as MP for 15 years, this tells you why he was so incompetent as a CS,” Deddy said.
Former Laikipia Deputy Governor Kabugi said that Kiunjuri had been a liability to the residents of Laikipia East because of his penchant for constantly engaging in the 2022 succession politics.
“He (Kiunjuri) was more concerned with 2022 politics than he was committed to running his docket thus going against President Kenyatta’s directive that leaders should desist from politics and instead focus on delivering on their mandate especially the Big Four agenda,” Kabugi said.