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BY KORIR JUMA,NAIROBI,26TH MAY 2018-Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has vowed that he will not resign or step aside over the subsidised fertiliser and maize scandals that have rocked NCPB which is under his ministry.
Mr Kiunjuri defended his reputation, claiming he was the first person to blow the whistle on questionable dealings at the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) but he is now being victimised.
He added that the leaders calling for his resignation are threatening the wrong person.
“These leaders who think they can threaten and intimidate the ministers should be told they have targeted the wrong person.
“We know they are defending the cartels in the Ministry and are against my efforts to clean the NCPB.
“Remember I was the first person to talk about the rot in the Ministry while they remained silent,” he said.
Mr Kiunjuri, speaking at Mumbi Girls High School in Muranga on Saturday, said he will not be intimidated. He said he has an audit report with incriminating evidence against political leaders and the NCPB workers, which he will be handing over to the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission on Monday.
This comes a day after a section of Rift Valley leaders told him to step aside, and called for thorough investigations into the unscrupulous distribution of fertiliser and payment of maize supplies by farmers to the NCPB.
Trans Nzoia Woman Representative Janet Nangabo said: “Already farmers have borne the brunt of cartels and the Fall Armyworm. Mr Kiunjuri and his team should step aside immediately.”