The Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture Peter Munya has said he will not resign from his current position.
Munya said that as he dispelled rumours circulating that he would resign in favour of his alleged bid for the Meru gubernatorial seat.
He confirmed that he would not be running for the Meru gubernatorial seat in the August election.
“I know there have been speculations regarding my state of vying for Meru Gubernatorial aspirations. I have been reflecting on my political journey and talking to my friends, my supporters and looking at the current situation and I have come to a conclusion that at this point in time, the best strategic decision I can make is not to go and run for the governor of Meru,” Munya said.
Speaking to journalists at Kilimo House in Nairobi on Wednesday, Munya said he will instead continue to use his resources to continue serving farmers under President Uhuru Kenyatta until his term ends.
“I want to my resources and my energy and time to continue serving the farming community in this ministry for the balance of the time of President Uhuru Kenyatta,” Munya said.
Munya said the farmers’ concerns about his departure from office amid reforms in the ministry informed his decision to stay put.
“I will continue strengthening the relationship between Jubilee and Azimio,” the CS said.
He also affirmed that he wants to invest his time in ensuring Azimio bags the August election.
“I want to put my energy and time in supporting Azimio movement so that we can be able to win the coming election,” He said.
Munya did not disclose who he will support in the Meru gubernatorial race however, he said he would not be supporting any candidate who is not in the Azimio la Umoja faction.
“Obviously I will be supporting a candidate who will make a difference in the development of Meru County and also a candidate who will work within Azimio,” Munya reiterated
Munya was the first Governor for Meru County but lost to Kiraitu Murungi in the 2017 election.