A picture showing sugar that is unfit for human consumption. Photo: Twitter

Uproar over CS Mwangi Kiunjuri’s reply to the sugar question

Agriculture CS Mwangi Kiunjuri on Monday caused a stir online with his response on the ongoing sugar probe before National Assembly’s committee on Trade, Industry and Agriculture.

The CS stated that the sweetener said to contain mercury was contaminated on transit from Brazil. He suggested that the vessels used to ferry the sweetener from the South American country of Brazil were uncleaned, open ships that had transported fertiliser and coal and this could have yielded to cross-contamination.

Besides, he threw the blame to Treasury CS Henry Rotich and Kenya Revenue Authority even as the sugar question grows weighty. Read more about this blame shifting here.

Kenyans have observed a possible scandal from CS Mwangi Kiunjuri’s revelations, or rather confessions. We take a snapshot of the continued debate over the CS’s latest words:

CS Kiunjuri, KEBS and KRA should be subject to accountability

There’s more than meets the eye

Is the MPs Committee up to the task?

We won’t buy into CS Kiunjuri’s school of thought

About Ronald Musembi

I read random stuff with a nose for governance and policy. Get in touch with me via update@update.co.ke

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