Moments after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced various reshuffles in his Cabinet, embattled lawyer Miguna Miguna has chipped in to express his opinion on why the president decide to sack former Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri.
Through his Twitter account, Miguna opined that the head of state took the decision as one way of punishing the CS for refusing to ‘sing’ to his tune.
Miguna, who has been so vocal against the president and opposition chief Raila Odinga, stated that Kiunjuri’s dismissal came after the head of state failed to convince him to join his BBI team, which according to Miguna, was one agenda intended at helping the president cling to power beyond 2022.
Miguna added that Kiunjuri’s close association with Deputy President William Ruto had also contributed to his woes.
“Mwangi Kiunjuri has been fired by Despot Uhuru Kenyatta because he refused to join the Organized Mafia’s #BBINonsense whose PRINCIPAL agenda is helping Uhuru Kenyatta cling to power. Uhuru has CONSTRUCTIVELY dismissed @WilliamsRuto, too – in violation of the Constitution,” posted Miguna.
At the same time, the vocal lawyer took swipes at the Kenyan media, accusing the journalists of incompetence after they failed to ask President Uhuru questions following his state of the nations address in Mombasa State Lodge.
“The compromised Kenyan Media is now dead. Apart from @SophiaWanuna whom Despot Uhuru Kenyatta stopped from asking her questions that were targeted on the interests of Kenyans, the other reporters only DISTINGUISHED themselves by shouting “Your Excellency” louder than each other,”
Kiunjuri’s predicaments worsened after he appeared alongside Mt Kenya MPs to state their stand on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in October 2019.
It was the first time a minister was joining MPs at a press conference to issue what was essentially a political statement.
“I am loyal to the President and I don’t think anybody will be offended by me offering a solution when called upon. I am a senior member of the community with vast experience in leadership. I served as an MP for 15 years, an assistant minister for 10 years and now a Cabinet secretary,” he stated.