Nairobi — Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi has defended his affiliation with embattled Meru Governor Kawira Mwangaza who’s dealing with removing from place of work following her impeachment via the County Assembly.
Linturi, who misplaced to Mwangaza within the August 9 General Election, stated he’s going to proceed running with all elected leaders around the nation without reference to their political affiliations as he discharges his tasks as Cabinet Secretary.
Linturi advised off the ones criticizing him for associating himself with the embattled Governor.
He was once on Wednesday at Chuka University’s Kiegoi Campus Grounds, Igembe South Constituency in Meru County, whilst main the National Tree Growing and Land Restoration Campaign.
“My ministry will work closely with all Governors despite their political affiliations as we strive to improve food production and promote food security in the country,” said Linturi.
The Cabinet Secretary on Tuesday hosted Mwangaza, his former adversary at his place of work in Kilimo House, Nairobi, in a gathering he described Wednesday now as an legitimate engagement that was once taken with agricultural problems.
“Yes I met Mwangaza in Nairobi and I have seen some people talking ill about it. I’m a Cabinet Secretary and I will continue with my work. During our meeting we agreed on issues like desert locust invasions among other critical topics,” he added.
Mwangaza ignited a political hurricane in Meru on Tuesday when she posted a photograph following her assembly with Linturi on her social media pages with a brief caption “Meru Must Be Happy”.
The assembly got here towards the backdrop of the approval of an 11-member Senate committee to probe her impeachment in a procedure that may end result within the Senate both upholding or disregarding her ouster.
The embattled Governor received the gubernatorial seat as an unbiased candidate
Linturi later headed to Nguthiru Laingi Grounds in Tigania West Constituency and Gatimbi Chief’s grounds in Central Imenti Constituency for a tree planting workout.
He was once accompanied via Water, Sanitation and Irrigation Principal Secretary, Gitonga Mugambi, his Cooperatives counterpart Patrick Kiburi, Meru County Commissioner Frederick Ndunga, Meru Deputy Governor, Mutuma M’ethingia, MPs John Paul Mwirigi, Dan Kiili, Titus Taitumu and John Mutunga.
The tree planting marketing campaign which was once introduced via President Ruto on Wednesday in Kajiado County, is a part of the federal government’s formidable programme aimed toward managing, maintaining and increasing forests sustainably against achieving a minimal 30 consistent with cent wooded area quilt nationally via 2032.
Author: Capital FM