Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri has trashed claims that he has resigned from his position in government.
The troubled CS who has been under fire in the recent past over allegations of corruption in the ministry said there has been a fake letter circulating on social media implying he had resigned.
In a Twitter post, on Friday, April 5, Kiunjuri said he has since asked the Director of Criminal Investigations, George Kinoti, to probe the matter.
“My attention has been drawn to a fake letter circulating in the social media purporting that I have resigned. Treat it with the contempt it deserves,” he said.
“It is the work of a desperate person who for reasons known to himself, would go to the lengths of forging and posting a letter of this kind. I have asked DCI to investigate and take the necessary action,” the CS added.
Kiunjuri’s statement came after President Uhuru Kenyatta delivered a State of the Nation Address in which Kenyans were highly expecting him to sack some of his Cabinet members.
The Agriculture CS is among those who have been on the spot over graft allegations and was highly expected to be fired.
His ministry has been mentioned in several graft cases ranging from the maize scandal to the fertilizer scam that has been identified as a major stumbling block for growth and stability in the agricultural sector.
At one point, he was given a dress down by the president in full glare of media cameras over cartels who had captured the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) and supplied maize in large quantities at the expense of farmers.