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Seth Mwaniki, Wangari Njuguna and Winston Chiseremi @PeopleDailyKe

Agriculture Cabinet secretary, Mwangi Kiunjuri has vowed not to resign from his position over graft allegations facing his ministry.

He said though some leaders are keen to bring him down, he would not be intimidated but will fight to clean up not only the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) but the entire sector.

The CS, who spoke yesterday after a church service in Murang’a, said he was determined to deliver on the job he is mandated to.

His remarks came as Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) said it is in the process of summoning 18 people mentioned in the multi-billion shilling maize scandal in the North Rift.

EACC deputy regional manager Jackson Mue said those being investigated will be required to report to the Eldoret office this week to record their statements over claims that they were paid more than Sh2 billion for maize delivered to various NCPB storage facilities in the region at the expense of genuine farmers.

Elsewhere, two legislators from Murang’a say they will petition the National Assembly to have the laws on fighting corruption amended and have stiffer penalties given to those involved in graft.

Murang’a Women’s Rep Sabina Chege and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro said they want economic crimes to be categorised as capital offence which attracts death penalty.

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