CS SPEAKS OUT

I've been prosecuted and judged by the public - CS Kiunjuri

In Summary

• CS says his name has been dragged through the mud, and appeared in newspapers and the social media for all the wrong reasons.

• CS says he is not seeking sympathy but fair treatment.

Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri at a past press conference.
Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri at a past press conference.
Image: MONICAH MWANGI

I am here because I have been summoned by the DCI Officers through a call and text message over the ongoing investigations into the two dams - Arror and Kimwarer to assist with information.

Whereas I support the war on corruption and recognise that the DCI is doing a good job, I wish to express my honest feelings and thoughts to those who care to listen.

Over the past seven months, my name has been dragged through the mud, and appeared in newspapers and the social media for all the wrong reasons - from the maize scandal, sugar, fertiliser and now the dams!

This has led many Kenyans to conclude that I am a prime suspect.

I have been prosecuted and judged by the court of public opinion and left to do whatever I may, to clear my name.

I will face whatever is thrown my way with confidence, determination, and patience fully well knowing that even the darkest night will surely end.
Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri

These are the kinds of experiences that when one goes through, they leave permanent dents and injuries to one’s inner soul and reputation no matter their outcome.

My very honest question and one that my family, friends and supporters are asking is this; why am I being taken through this painful journey? Why does there appear to be an effort to create a perception in the minds of Kenyans that I am a prime suspect?

My regrets are that this is happening in a country that has one of the most reputable intelligence services in the world capable of providing reliable and actionable intelligence to assist the DCI with information on who should be treated as a suspect and who should be treated as a witness.

I am not seeking sympathy. I am seeking fair treatment. I will, however, face whatever is thrown my way with confidence, determination, and patience fully well knowing that even the darkest night will surely end.