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CS Munya Responds After DP Ruto’s Offer And Approval

by Robert Mwangi
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Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has responded to Deputy President William Ruto after the second in command extended an olive branch to him despite being a fierce critic.

While in Munya’s Meru backyard on Tuesday, Dr. Ruto expressed that he was ready to work with the CS.

The DP described him as hardworking and a performer, imploring the Agriculture CS to join the ‘hustler nation’.

However, Munya has turned down the offer, insisting that he cannot work with an insincere person.

He said the DP should apologise to Kenyans for sabotaging the agenda of the Jubilee government and lying that he was behind the completed and ongoing development projects and reforms
“We have been working, but he has been campaigning. His only work is taking credit for what has been done. You will hear him crediting himself for the reforms we have done across the agriculture sector, but I don’t remember consulting with him even once,” the CS said.

The former Meru governor has been at crosshairs with the DP since 2016 when more than 15 political outfits folded to form the Jubilee Party. The Alliance Party of Kenya (APK), which the cabinet secretary had used to seek the governorship in 2013, was among the parties that collapsed.

The CS did not like the merger idea and decamped to the Party of National Unity (PNU), becoming the outfit’s boss.

In the run-up to the 2017 General Election, the Deputy President reportedly started fighting PNU, something that angered Munya. Although PNU was working with Jubilee, the DP took sides in the Meru gubernatorial race, his choice being Kiraitu Murungu, who won amid claims of rigging.

Ruto and Munya’s fights accelerated further in 2019 when the second in command accused the CS and some of his colleagues of plotting to kill him.

Recently, Munya said he can no qualms working with ODM leader Raila Odinga, adding that he would gladly take accept to deputize the former Prime Minister in next year’s State House contest.

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