The government on Wednesday beefed up the national security, after officially transferring the Kenya Meat Comission (KMC) from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation to the Ministry of Defence.
In an internal memo seen by Wakajuaness.Com and signed by Agriculture Cabinet Secretary (CS) Peter Munya, the Kenya Meat Comission will now be under the Ministry of defence after being transferred by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“Following the transfer of Ministerial Responsibility of the Kenya Meat Comission to the Ministry of Defence by H.E President, you are directed to facilitate a seamless transfer of the Kenya Meat Comission to the Ministry of Defence.”
“Ensure that you coordinate the entire exercise with the National Treasury and transfer the associated budgets at the next scheduled Supplementary Budget. You re required to submit a fortnight report to my office on the progress made” the statement read.
It is not yet clear why the president moved the Comission from the Ministry of Agriculture, with a section of Kenya terming the move as “militarisation” of the country.
Here are reactions from Kenyans On Twitter (KOT)
How do you move a Whole Kenya Meat Commission from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation to the Ministry of Defense? It's like moving HELB from the Ministry of Education to Transport or NHIF from the Ministry of Health to Foreign affairs. 😂😂
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) September 9, 2020
Kenya Meat Commission. pic.twitter.com/NMxtbk6YoZ
— Hon Lee Makwiny (@leemakwiny) September 9, 2020
Kenya Meat Commission moves to Ministry of Defence?
This must be what they meant when they said ‘Beefing up the security’ I can’t think of anything else that would give to such an idea. pic.twitter.com/a2uRR1u5sT
— Kenya West© (@KinyanBoy) September 9, 2020
World Bank: Kenya ,you need to beef up your security for us to give you some money:
Uhuru Kenyatta : Ferrow Kenyans,due to unavoidable circumstances we have moved Kenya Meat Commission to Ministry of Defence in order to beef up our security according to international standards . pic.twitter.com/2Xdrvd3sBr
— Kj Mpoa (@kj_mpoa) September 9, 2020
Kenya Meat Commission transferred to the Ministry Of Defense !😂
Ukisitaajabu ya mussa utaona ya firauni.
What really advised that? 🤔😅 pic.twitter.com/mLBKyNnviA
— GENERALI KIPROŤICH 🇰🇪 (@ItsKiprotich1) September 9, 2020