Webuye West MP Dan Wanyama has warned Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri against delaying the sugarcane farmers’ payments, even after receiving President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive. Addressing residents of Makhonge village in Misikhu ward after opening three classes opened by CDF, Wanyama said Treasury has released the money but the Agriculture CS hasn’t paid the farmers, yet most of them are hard pressed due to school fees payment.
He said that some MPs will meet the sugar task force this week and the payment of farmers will be the first issue on the agenda. He urged the Agriculture CS to ensure the farmers are paid or else MPs will turn against him for failing to honour the directives of the President.
On politics, the Webuye West MP said he supports the handshake but cautioned president Kenyatta, and urged him to be careful with ODM leader Raila Odinga, citing past experiences where the former premier proved to be unfaithful to past agreements. He added that Raila could be in a mission to wreck the Jubilee government to make sure it doesn’t deliver its Big Four Agenda. He urged the President to work in tandem with Deputy President William Ruto and the handshake shouldn’t change the pre-existing protocol.
Moreover, he warned the former Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe against undermining the Deputy President, saying it will destabilize the country and the peace it’s enjoying at the moment. He affirmed that he’ll support DP Ruto in 2022, and that if Luhyas want to have a shot at the country’s top seat in the future, they should support Ruto. He noted that at the moment there isn’t a Luhya leader in the country who can be President, because there aren’t any at the biggest ministries, indicating that being in charge of ministries such as Treasury, Defence and Interior could’ve made it easier.