President Uhuru Kenyatta’s trust in the military has manifested itself once again after he directed Agriculture CS Peter Munya to transfer the Kenya Meat Commission from the Agricultural docket to the Ministry of Defence.
The change effected through an executive order is reportedly meant to breathe new life to the cash-strapped State-owned firm and boost its operation and survival.
This is the latest move by Uhuru to use the military to safeguard his legacy, especially in the fight against corruption and an indication of his trust and hope in the entity in managing some sections of the civil service.
In February this year, he established the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS) under General Mohamed Badi and seven other senior military officers to take control of Nairobi County.
The move by the Head of State has been widely criticised by leaders including Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua who warned that the military was slowly running the government while others argued that the country is heading towards a very dangerous situation.
Do you think it is right for the president to depend on the armed forces to safeguard his legacy or is he slowly placing Kenya under military order?
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
CJ Maraga Issued With 14-Day Notice to Dissolve Parliament
Chief Justice (CJ) David Maraga was issued with a 14-day notice to kick-start the process of dissolving parliament for failure to enact the two-thirds gender rule.
In a letter dated September 9, addressed to the CJ, the United Green Movement (UGM) Party Women League threatened to march to his office once the 2 weeks were up.
Pressure Mounts on Uhuru to Give State of Nation Address
Pressure is mounting on President Uhuru Kenyatta to deliver this year’s State of the Nation Address.
The President has in the past given the address between March and May. However, this has not happened this year so far due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Standing Order 22 of the National Assembly says the President shall address Parliament once every year.
Nyeri Women Give Ruto, Allies Seven Days to Apologise to Mama Ngina
Women leaders have given Deputy President William Ruto and his allies seven days to apologise to Mama Ngina Kenyatta failing which they will storm his Karen offices.
Led by Nyeri deputy governor Caroline Karugu, the women drawn from Maendeleo ya Wanawake, church women leaders and Nyakinyua ya Ma, said treating one woman with contempt is like treating all with contempt.
Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi on Wednesday insisted he will not apologise for his slur on President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family. Even as more leaders continue to protest over the MP’s remarks, do you think Sudi should make a public apology to the President’s family?