The Kenya Meat Commission will now be run by the Defence Ministry upon completion of transfer procedures from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries. Cabinet Secretary for Livestock Peter Munya has already ordered his Principal Secretary Harry Kimtai to initiate the transfer which was ordered by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Munya has directed the Principal Secretary at the State Department for Livestock to submit a report to him in 14 days on the progress made. “Ensure that you coordinate the entire exercise with the National Treasury and transfer the associated budgets at the next scheduled supplementary budgets,” Said CS Munya in a memo
The memo was sent to the principal secretary, state department for livestock, and copied to the KMC Managing Commissioner James Ole Seriani. Munya further directed officials there to ensure they coordinate the entire exercise with the National Treasury and transfer the associated budgets at the next scheduled supplementary budget.
Uhuru beefing up security:
Tweepers have expressed their utter shock to Uhuru’s recent move, this is not the first time he has expressed trust and hope in the military. The confusing transfer sparked a debate among Kenyans online with most making fun of the apparent dissociation between KMC and the DoD.
” It’s silly to move a whole parastatal into an opaque defense ministry. The next thing the government will do is to force all gov’t departments to be buying meat from Kenya Meat Commission. Then all county gov’ts, then schools, etc…”
“President Uhuru Kenyatta has decided to beef up security Kenya Meat Commission now reports to the Cs Defense”
“Kenya Meat Commission has been transferred to Ministry of Defense. This is not a laughing matter. Where is our country heading to?? Soon they will transfer KEMSA to Ministry of Sports”
“I know everyone is wondering why the Kenya Meat Commission has been moved to the Kenya Defence Forces. This is a transfer even football fans find appalling. Anyway, I understand the government’s decision. KDF is who we rely on when we have beef with other countries.”