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I will not resign to pursue politics but will work with farmers says Agriculture CS Peter Munya

Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya now says he will not resign to pursue politics in the upcoming elections in August, much to the relief of farmers who had constantly begged him not to abandon him.

Thousands of farmers across the country received Munya’s statement with great happiness as he pledged to continue working with them to secure the huge gains already made in the sector.

Munya has also been taunted as a strong contender for the running mate slot in a joint ticket with Azimio La Umoja Presidential hopeful Raila Odinga

He further pointed out that he will support the gubernatorial candidate in Meru County under the Azimio la Umoja movement.

In a press briefing at his Kilimo House office on Wednesday, Munya stated that he would continue to assist President Uhuru Kenyatta in implementing the government agenda in the Cabinet.

The CS further expressed his support for the Azimio Coalition which is supporting Raila as its presidential candidate in the upcoming polls.

“I know there have been speculations regarding my state of vying for Meru Gubernatorial aspirations. I have been reflecting on my political journey and talking to my friends and supporters and looking at the current situation and I have come to a conclusion that at this point in time, the best strategic decision I can make is not to go and run for the position of governor in the coming election,” he stated.

“I want to use my resources and energy to work for farmers in the remaining days of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government . I will play a role at the national level through PNU by working with other like-minded parties so that we will be able to win the next elections,” he added.

He also noted that he would operate at a national level and build the PNU party in order to strengthen the party’s relations in the Azimio la Umoja movement in order to win the 2022 General Election.

“I will support a candidate for governor’s seat in Meru, a candidate who is in Azimio and the one who will change Meru. I will also play a part in the national politics and will be active in strengthening PNU as we craft the party’s relationship with Azimio,” the CS said.

The CS further noted that he would support the candidate selected in the Azimio movement, noting that they would carry the vision of the country moving forward.

Agricultural Principal Secretary Hamadi Boga, on the other hand, resigned from the position in order to vie for the Kwale Gubernatorial seat. Munya vouched for the PS urging the Kwale residents to support her bid in the coming elections.

“I know his hands-on approach in the running of the ministry has given him enough experience and expertise on how to run county affairs. For the period I have worked with him I can attest that he has what it takes to be governor,” the CS said.

Reports that CS Munya was set to resign to join active politics had jolted farmers who publicly pleaded with him not to abandon them after turning around their fortunes for the better.

Farmers were afraid that should Munya leave the agricultural docket all the gains they have made under his leadership will be lost and vicious cartels that he destroyed will regroup and suffocate the sector.

At a meeting in Murang’a, coffee farmers pleaded with Munya not to resign saying they were already enjoying the benefits of his sweeping reforms and want him to continue serving them at the ministry.

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