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Agriculture CS Peter Munya blasts DP Ruto saying his dangerous brand of politics will destroy the country

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has blasted the Deputy President William Ruto warning that the DP’s divisive, outdated and angry brand of politics will destroy the country.

Speaking while addressing tea farmers in Nyamira, Munya dismissed Ruto’s politics as deceptive and self-serving aimed at hoodwinking the people with false promises.

He said Ruto has been the deputy president for 8 years and the things he is now promising people in his campaigns, he had an opportunity to do them but he did not.

“You have been in government for 8 years, you did not know there were mama mboga? Now that elections are near, is the time you know about mama mboga and the boda boda?’’ asked Munya amid cheers from tea farmers.

Munya wondered whether the so-called “mama mboga” and ‘’mtu wa boda boda’’ have suddenly emerged in the country and why Ruto did not help them over the last 8 years he has held the second most powerful office in the country.

“These tanga tanga politics will destroy our country. If we continue this way the country will be destroyed. It is foolish politics. You are speaking things you do not know. Everyday meetings in marketing places politicking. How can you campaign everyday for 5 years instead of working,’’ asked Munya.

Munya said Ruto does not understand the problems facing Kenyans and farmers because he has been busy campaigning.

At the same time tea prices have shot up by over 50 per cent in the last four months following the sweeping reforms speared headed by Munya in the last two years.

The long suffering tea farmers received the news with jubilation after the announcement was made by the Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA)’s chairman David Ichoho on Friday.

Ichoho leads the new KTDA board that was elected earlier in the year after CS Munya pushed through massive reforms that saw long serving chairman Peter Kanyago and CEO Lerionka Tiampati kicked out to pave way for a new dawn for the farmers.

Ichoho said tea prices had improved by 53 per cent from the average $1.90 (Sh211) in the week before the introduction of the reserve price in July. He said the market has continued to respond positively to the minimum price regime.

“We are encouraged by the improved prices at the auction, which means farmers are likely to earn significantly better returns this financial year,’’ said Ichoho.

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