Kenyans on Wednesday morning of September 9, 2020 were shocked to learn that the Kenya Meat Commission had been moved from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation to the Ministry of Defence.
This was revealed in a letter that is circulating online. The letter was sent by Peter Munya the Cabinet Secretary of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation. The letter was dated 7th September, 2020. In the letter CS Munya was addressing the Principal Secretary – Ministry of Livestock.
Cabinet Secretary Munya was instructing his Principal Secretary to facilitate a seamless transfer of the KMC to the Ministry of Defence. CS Munya was speaking in reference to the transfer which seems to have been done at an earlier date by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kenya Meat Commission Transfer Process
The Principal Secretary is required to coordinate the entire exercise with the National Treasury. This mostly includes transferring the associated budgets of the KMC at the next scheduled Supplementary Budget. CS Munya wrote in the latter that he expected a report every fortnight of the progress of the transfer.
This surprising transfer of the Kenya Meat Commission comes months after President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that some functions of Nairobi County be transferred to the Nairobi Metropolitan Services (NMS). NMS is headed by a military General Mohammed Badi.
About Kenya Meat Commission
The KMC is a state run organization whose mandate is to cosistently purchase quality livestock, process efficiently into high quality meat and meat products and develop sustainable markets while ensuring prudent financial management for financial sustainability and profitability of the Commission.
According to its official website KMC’s mission is to procure, process and market high quality meat and meat products at competitive prices using efficient, effective and environmentally friendly systems to the satisfaction of customers and other stakeholders.
By Ken Ombati