Miraa traders demand release of Sh2 billion
Miraa traders in Meru County have given Agriculture secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri a 14-day notice to release Sh2.2 billion allocated to revive the sector failure to which they will go back to court.
Nyambene Miraa Traders Association (Nyamita), through Mwenda Kaumbuthu & Advocates, said since they withdrew a case in November 2017 with the promise that the money would be released, nothing has been done.
Addressing journalists at Meru Slopes Hotel yesterday, Nyamita chairman Kimathi Munjuri accused the county government of abandoning them after they withdrew the case.
“We don’t know that is happening and nobody is listening to us. We even fear that the money has been misappropriated just like it happened with the National Youth Service (NYS) billions,” he said.
“Our demands are clear that we want the money released and the report implemented. Although we had reservations on how the report was compiled, we agreed to support it in principle,” he said, adding that the association will mobilise its members to demonstrate on Monday to press for release of the funds.