Sacked Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri on Wednesday continued dominating Kenyans’ conversations, being the first major casualty of newly cropping up political alliances, ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Mainting a defiant demeanor, Kiunjuri, hours after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced his dismissal, convened his own press conference, where he addressed claims that his firing was a loss for him.
The former Devolution CS expressed his relief after being showed the Cabinet door, saying that there are dozens of other things for him to engage in, to build the country.
After issuing his English and Swahili statements, Kiunjuri broke into a Kikuyu language address, leaving thousands of non-Kikuyu speakers in the dark for about five minutes.
In the idiom-rented vernacular rant, he once again expressed his nonchalance at Uhuru’s power move against team Tangatanga, noting that he had suffered more than enough during his leadership tenure in Uhuru’s government.
Kiunjuri said he was ready to walk away willingly from the setback, noting that he is too intelligent to remain under Uhuru’s axe.
He further made a prayer for increased intelligence so as to lead the Central Kenya community in a progressive path.
The Laikipia politician noted that although his journey had suffered a minor setback, he would promptly get back on his feet.
Using words from a highly controversial Kikuyu song, which some politicians believe Deputy President William Ruto paid one Muigai Njoroge Ksh5 million to compose against the president, Kiunjuri noted that he would not be derailed by naysayers spreading rumours about him, warning that he would not hesitate to retaliate.
It is believed that Kiunjuri’s woes were fuelled by his political involvement with Ruto, at a time the head of state is focused on rallying the Mt. Kenya people onto his BBI movement, alongside ODM leader Raila Odinga.