By: Kariron Reporter
Agriculture CS Peter Munya today engaged in what appears to be a most brazen case of ethnic chauvinism in resource allocation.
The CS inaugurated a facility worth sh 1.5 billion that went to only one part of the country, despite the money coming from World Bank.
The counties that will benefit are Kiambu, Murang’a, Nyeri, Meru, Kirinyaga, Meru Embu Tharaka Nithi and Machakos.
“Phase one of the programme will involve the above 8 counties, who account for 70% of the national coffee production,” Mr Munya said.
The CS did not give the breakdown of the coffee output for any of the counties. Neither did he give any reasons why all the beneficiaries come from the same region.
But in what sounded like justifications given for skewed allocation of finances and other resources shortly after independence, Mr Munya talked of the potential of those areas.
He said the eight counties “have the potential of ensuring quick wins through productivity increase.”