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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,27TH JUNE 2018-Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri has denied involvement of president Uhuru Kenyatta’s family in the import of contraband sugar whose investigations are on going in the country.
A joint Trade and Agriculture committee heard that Protech Investment, whose directors are Muhoho Kenyatta and John Stuart Armitage, was on the list of more than 100 companies that imported sugar duty-free last year.
Addressing the press on Wednesday however Kiunjuri dismissed the claims as “unfortunate and misleading”.
The Cabinet Secretary said the list he tabled in Parliament did not include Kenyatta’s family.
“I expected that the list I gave was correct. It is wrong to use one’s privileged position to malign another person or politicise the war against corruption,” he said.
“The named company did not import a single grain of sugar. For [people] to think they can gain headlines by mentioning the name of Uhuru or his family in a crude, village-like manner to intimidate us is wrong.”
During the session, Aldai MP Cornelly Serem, the committee Vice Chairman, claimed Interior CS Fred Matiang’i did not appear because he knew he would be questioned about the company.
Matiang’i had been expected to face the committee but he did not as he was attending the East Africa Heads of State summit.