Peter Munya

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Peter Munya said : "There was a time that we suffered for 20 we did not have even roads here, our factories were collapsing, no one was there for us so let us not repeat such mistakes again," External link

tuko Sunday, October 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya stated : "I am happy that the president will give us direction on how to succeed him because he knows more than us he has a lot of information concerning all the presidential hopeful. Whoever the president will tell us to support, please let's back him because he knows who is good for us, " External link

tuko Sunday, October 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Transformation and change is not instant especially in a sector entrenched with leaders with vested interests. There is resistance but we are driving the transformation in a good way and the results are being felt,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 9, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "It's only him who thinks I have not delivered as a Cabinet Secretary. He has failed to deliver for the people of Meru and he is instead concentrating on my work as a Cabinet Secretary," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 6, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Based on several bilateral agreements we have with China, this form of trade is viable. It is not only creating income for farmers, but also creating both direct and indirect jobs. About 10,000 jobs are being generated each year from such agricultural initiatives," External link

beijingreview-en Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "While importing the seeds is entirely legal, one still needs a phytosanitary certificate from the agriculture authority of the importing country. The certificate proves that the seeds are not invasive species and that they do not spread pests and diseases," External link

beijingreview-en Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We are in talks with at least 15 Chinese agriculture processing companies to train Kenyan farmers on how to add value to their agricultural produce. It is a good move as it will increase their income further," External link

beijingreview-en Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "The last meeting at Sagana State Lodge resolved that President Kenyatta was the bonafide spokesperson and any change would require another meeting at the same venue," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "I have seen people move around and open projects they purport to have initiated when in the real sense the projects received budgetary allocations by Kenyatta through the National Treasury," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : "Ni katiba gani hiyo? Kama tulipitisha basi tulifanya makosa. Iwe vipi kuwa akzi ya rais tu ni kupiga muhuri? Mtu ambaye amechaguliwa na Wakenya anyimwe nguvu na nguvu hizo kupewa watu wengine," External link

tuko Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya alisema ( about Rais Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "Naona kuna watu wanatafuta kazi, eti sasa yao ni kuandika mabarua kumtusi Rais. Huyu akiandika leo, ule mwingine anaandika kesho mabarua, " External link

tuko Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "How do you go around saying that the one who has been duly elected has no power to act on matters of national importance? That all he should be doing is rubber stamping. There is no such democracy anywhere in the world. These two want to prove to us that they know and understand the law more than anyone else," External link

tuko Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "The last meeting at Sagana State Lodge resolved that President Kenyatta was the bonafide spokesperson and any change would require another meeting at the same venue," External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "I have seen people move around and open projects they purport to have initiated when in the real sense the projects received budgetary allocations by Kenyatta through the National Treasury," External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya stated : “Food is fundamental to life. It is also of cultural and economic issue. However, if it is not safe, it is not food,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 7, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Food safety is everyone’s business. We all have a stake in contributing to food safety,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 7, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “It is instructive that you have been elected on the platform of change and reforms for the tea industry,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 4, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Amidst the pandemic, tea production was significantly enhanced by 24 percent in 2020 to stand at 569 million kilograms against 458 million kilograms recorded in 2019," External link

kenyastar Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Amidst the pandemic, tea production was significantly enhanced by 24 percent in 2020 to stand at 569 million kilograms against 458 million kilograms recorded in 2019," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, May 21, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Your tenure should be marked by fairness, accountability and transparency. Good corporate governance and servant leadership should be your forte. I do not expect you to arrange for weeks of retreats in some distance hideouts or holiday resorts in the name of induction,” “Instead, it will be critical to focus on the immediate interventions towards restoring the confidence of the tea farmers and returning the industry on the growth and prosperity path” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 15, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I am worried that if one is elected this way, once they get to the office they will ensure the money is returned. This means our efforts to reform the sector will be in vain and a waste of time,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 15, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The programme managed to reach 1.35 million farmers by December last year. The total 50 per cent premium paid by last year was Sh200 million with the total farmer compensation by end of 2020 being Sh161 million,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Such devastating agricultural shocks push better off farmers and pastoralists into poverty and the already poor into destitution and can take years to recover,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Affected animals are given supportive treatment, including use of magadi soda in cleaning wounds,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Members shall evaluate available literature on establishment of successful commodity price stabilization frameworks in progressive and comparable jurisdictions," External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 30, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya déclaré : "La vente aux enchères est devenue électronique et les catalogues sont désormais générés en ligne par opposition aux systèmes à la criée antérieurs où le catalogue devait être imprimé avant d'être distribué aux acheteurs" External link

adiac-congo Monday, April 26, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya déclaré : "La vente aux enchères est devenue électronique et les catalogues sont désormais générés en ligne par opposition aux systèmes à la criée antérieurs où le catalogue devait être imprimé avant d'être distribué aux acheteurs" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, April 23, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Auction trading has gone electronic and that catalogs are now being generated online as opposed to the previous open outcry system where the catalog would be taken for printing prior to their distribution to buyers," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 23, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The value chain players who have a direct commercial interest in the outcome of the auction process also run the auction, which pre-disposes the auction to insider trading and price-fixing, adding misery to the smallholder farmer,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Those who make the biggest kill are those involved in trading yet the primary producer gets almost nothing," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “We have a duty to prevent over-importation and protect the local sugar industry which is being revived,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have tightened the controls on what is coming in from our neighbours, and so far none of the traders has met the conditions," External link

allafrica Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “In order to promote professionalism and business ethics among co-operative practitioners, the Ministry has facilitated the establishment and registration of a professional body for co-operators known as Kenya Society of Professional Co-operators-KSPC,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "You are hereby notified that Kilimo House and its related facilities within the compound shall remain closed with effect from Tuesday, March 30, 2021, up-to April 2, 2021," External link

tuko Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have now hit around Sh300 million in terms of disbursement of the Cherry Fund,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The Sh33 per litre is when there is a glut and we need to protect the farmer. This is because prices tend to collapse at that time and we have seen cases of farmers pouring milk because there is nobody to buy. But if the milk is excess, the Government will continue supporting institutions like New KCC to mop up the milk,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Key among the directives is that the newly-established Tea Board of Kenya should jointly with other stakeholders and in compliance with all applicable procedural requirements sanction immediate elections in all tea factories to enable farmers to freely elect their board members within 60 days from the date of the executive order, to secure transparently managed tea sub-sector,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 22, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I want to however clarify that these meetings are being held under the factories’ Articles of Association of one grower, one vote,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 22, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “No new directors have therefore been elected or confirmed into office to replace those who have retired through rotation,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 19, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Association ) : “In order to facilitate the tea farmers’ meetings and in line with the Executive Order issued by the President, I hereby issue the attached timetable to enable tea farmers plan and hold their meetings. Tea farmers should ensure that they issue the requisite notices and conduct their extraordinary general meetings in line with their respective Memorandum and Articles of Association,” “Tea farmers should notify the ministries of Agriculture and Interior, the Attorney General, the Tea Board of Kenya and the local security agencies of the time and venues of the extraordinary general meetings to enable the government provide the necessary support for the meetings” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 19, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have not stopped importation of maize from Uganda and Tanzania. What AFA has done is to check the quality of maize coming into the country," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : “Hatujaacha kuingiza mahindi kutoka Uganda na Tanzania. Kile AFA imefanya ni kuangalia ubora wa mahindi yanayokuja nchini,” External link

habarileo Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "If you can make elders happy, do it. However, it is the people who make the final decision through the ballot" External link

allafrica Monday, March 15, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Even as we encourage free trade, it is in the interest of the public to make sure that there is safety, not just from what is coming into Kenya but also what is internal,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There is no challenge to the law anymore, cases filed have been finalised and the potato regulations are now in force, we are calling upon all law enforcement agencies, regulators from county and national levels to take the responsibility of ensuring that law is observed seriously,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This is so that the farmer gets a fair share of his produce. Right now the famer is being cheated with the way the produce is being packaged. We have areas that are very notorious like the Wakulima market in Nairobi,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "He has earned respect in the whole country because of the work he continues to do for President Kenyatta's government. If we look at the pillars holding the government, Matiang'i is the strongest," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “He (Muturi) is at home. Whatever news he will leave here, we will sit as Njuri elders and look carefully at his quest,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “After BBI, we will meet at Sagana to discuss issues of development and leadership of the region,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "He is just hoodwinking poor people and those who want to fall prey to his gimmicks will regret later," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Kenyans should not breastfeed the hyena as it will grow strong and show its true colours," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about William Ruto ) : "Ruto cannot hit out on the same government from within, he is engaging in double speak," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “It’s like a goat is slaughtered and the brokers eat all the meat and the farmer is only left with bones,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “When union was milling, the average loss was about 24 per cent but now it has gone down to 17 percent and that means that there was some inflated figure of about six percent,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Farmers just need to fill forms and take to their societies so it can be signed by managers,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Assessment is being carried out to established the exact number of farmers affected by the calamity. We are also assessing the number and size of tracts terrorized by the pests. We thereafter will find ways to help the farmers," External link

tuko Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "If we had not made the efforts, they could have caused a lot more destruction," External link

standardmedia Monday, February 22, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have experienced cases of farmers paying many interests on small loans they take but the government has reduced the burden and farmers will be dealt with directly not from middlemen," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 19, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya noted : "Our attention will be on the farmers who have been producing coffee but have not benefitted from the product. We need to know why other people are getting good payment and yet the first producer of coffee is suffering," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 19, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “He ordered that we supervise and ensure that by end of March, phase one, which is ongoing is completed and operational with fish landing here, coolers working, and processing done,” “According to what we have been told by those working here, they are already ahead of schedule,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “It is that survey that has been done that will enable us to get the license from the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) that will allow us to harvest up to a certain tonnage,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : "75 swarms have been reported so far," External link

dw-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The perception of insecurity has really hampered aerial control. In fact, ground control is impossible in some of those areas. This has allowed some swarms to make it all the way to Isiolo and now Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi and Nakuru,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Those vast conservation areas are where breeding took place without us noticing. A lot of the invasion that has taken place in Meru and Laikipia are swarms of locusts migrating from frontier counties and moving to parks then invading farms,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : "Naamini ana uhuru wa kumchagua ni nani wa kumtuma katika hafla kama hizi, hebu na tusizue siasa hapa, mimi nimetumwa tu kuwasilisha ujumbe," External link

tuko Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We also want to move into regulations so that we have a law that regulates the sector for the benefit of our farmers and consumers. We must balance the prices for the two,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I’m informed by our ground teams that Machakos, Kitui, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi, Nyandarua and Nakuru have also been invaded. Turkana, Baringo, Kajiado and Elgeiyo Marakwet are on high alert,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “More swarms are expected to invade and settle in the months of February and March based on projections by FAO’s desert locust information office. We, therefore, need to ensure that these are controlled before the long rains season since as we all know rains create a conducive environment for the desert locust to thrive,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This is a very solemn ceremony. Respect is not slavery. When you respect others, you will also be accorded honour. The president sent me here to read his speech. He has a right to pick whoever he wants to send. Let us not politicise this. I am just a messenger sent to deliver this message," External link

tuko Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This is a very solemn ceremony. Respect is not slavery. When you respect others, you will also be accorded honour. The president sent me here to read his speech. He has a right to pick whoever he wants to send. Let us not politicise this. I am just a messenger sent to deliver this message," External link

tuko Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This has allowed some swarms and swarmlets to seep through all the way to Isiolo and now Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi and Nakuru counties," External link

sinacom-en Monday, February 8, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This has allowed some swarms and swarmlets to seep through all the way to Isiolo and now Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi and Nakuru counties," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, February 8, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "What is happening in cooperatives is unacceptable. Farmers should go for the cherry fund whose interest is friendly," External link

allafrica Monday, February 8, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "I am happy to report that the fraud unit has been established and fully operational. The unit is staffed by specialised officers seconded from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and is functionally supported by Sasra technical staff," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : “We grow about 20 per cent of our wheat demand. More than 80 per cent is imported and there have been challenges in that sector because of Covid-19 and other developments out there,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 5, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The tracking of the desert locust outside the country is not very accurate," External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The tracking of the desert locust outside the country is not very accurate," External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:43:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I am glad to note that the policy to bring Non-Deposit Taking SACCOs under the regulatory oversight of SASRA has been concretized and is ready for rollout. With the Regulations 2020 having taken legal effect from January 1, 2021, ALL SACCO Societies undertaking the specified non-deposit taking (BOSA) business are required to comply, in the current window to June 30, 2021” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “So far, the total number of swarms that settled in the Country between November 2020 and January 2021 are 75 out of which 66 have been treated reflecting a total area of 19,100 hectares. The exercise has thus largely been successful,” External link

capitalfm Monday, February 1, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There are sufficient control pesticides both at the headquarters and all the field control bases to handle the desert locust invasion. Where necessary will purchase more,” External link

capitalfm Monday, February 1, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya noted : “In the reformed grain sector, and once the warehousing receipting system kicks off properly, relief food is supposed to be bought from certified warehouses private and government-owned,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 1, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya observed : “Even the maize that NCPB is buying now is for purposes of trading. They are buying hoping the prices improve and they can sell and make some money, which will help them maintain those stores and their operations,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 1, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There is no requirement to store three million bags. That was the old regulation it is no longer the case,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 1, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : "75 swarms have been reported so far," External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : "75 swarms have been reported so far," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Once we set the date, all the tea will be sold at the auction. I have told the regulator to write to the stakeholders, giving them a one-month notice to be ready, especially the tea auction organiser in Mombasa,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya indiqué : "L'invasion de criquets pèlerins a été signalée dans 15 comtés des côtes, du nord-est, de l'est et du centre du Kenya, mais jusqu'à présent l'opération de réponse a été un succès" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The [East African] country is under the second invasion by desert locusts which entered from Ethiopia and Somalia. To date, 15 counties [out of 47] have reported desert locust invasion," External link

haberler-en Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The desert locust invasion has been reported in 15 counties in the coastal, northeastern, eastern and central Kenya but so far the counter operation has been successful," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have deployed nine surveillance and spray aircrafts and put another three aircrafts on standby," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “So far, the total number of swarms that settled in the Country between November 2020 and January 2021 are 75 out of which 66 have been treated reflecting a total area of 19,100 hectares. The exercise has thus largely been successful,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There are sufficient control pesticides both at the headquarters and all the field control bases to handle the desert locust invasion. Where necessary will purchase more,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Once we set the date, all the tea will be sold at the auction. I have told the regulator to write to the stakeholders, giving them a one-month notice to be ready, especially the tea auction organiser in Mombasa,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 8, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “After a month, the regulator will go down there (to Mombasa) to inspect their readiness to auctioning all the tea grown in Kenya for export,” “AFA will also inspect that the trading platform it complies with the requirement of the Tea Act. We want to make sure that they have a proper and technically sound electronic platform” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 8, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The only issue we have is farmers earning very little. What has been operating are cartels controlling the prices and causing artificial price depression,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 8, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “When we gazzetted these regulations, we repealed the previous ones,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Locusts are breeding in Ethiopia. It is projected that they might cross into Kenya around December. We are aware and therefore, prepared for the second attack. We have enough pesticides, equipment, and personnel to handle the second wave,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Locusts are breeding in Ethiopia. It is projected that they might cross into Kenya around December. We are aware and therefore, prepared for the second attack. We have enough pesticides, equipment, and personnel to handle the second wave,” External link

capitalfm Monday, December 7, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Locusts are breeding in Ethiopia. It is projected that they might cross into Kenya around December. We are aware and therefore, prepared for the second attack. We have enough pesticides, equipment, and personnel to handle the second wave,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "It was earlier projected that when the Southerly winds start in December 2020, then we might experience a second wave. This is the worst time for the invasion since the crops are very young," External link

tuko Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This work has made ICIPE to be a household name in Africa, for it has contributed to providing solutions which are not harmful to animals, plants and human life,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 20, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Our agriculture is infested with entrenched cartels who continue to exploit the farmer and who continue to use the law and the courts to make sure that nothing happens,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have not yet reached the stage of declaring a national disaster. This is an extreme measure usually taken to attract funding to deal with a particular problem and we already have this funding,” External link

tuko Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have commenced the process of presenting a Bill for establishment of an institution that will specifically regulate the fibre crops sub-sector with a view to ensuring requisite attention and investment,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This indeed is a historic milestone for Kenya's agricultural sector, particularly the textile industry," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "With commercial production of cotton, Kenya has the potential of joining the big textile league and improving the livelihoods for millions of people who will be engaged directly and indirectly in the value chain," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have already secured 16.3 metric tons of GM cotton seed for planting during the October/November season in the eastern region of the country," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have a great responsibility for ensuring that we will have the capacity to satisfy the requirements of these expansive markets once they are secured, " External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “With commercial production of Bt Cotton, Kenya has the potential of joining the big textile league and improving the livelihoods for millions of people who will be engaged directly and indirectly in the value chain. Currently, cotton production stands at 20000 bales. As we roll out commercial production of Bt cotton, we hope to progressively enhance production to reach 200,000 bales by 2022,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 6, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “Igembe has a big population. Yet we have only three constituencies. We should have four. The old constitution denied us that but now we will have it,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have developed agriculture based bills with provisions for relevant authorities to undertake specific surveillance duties on food produced mainly for the export market," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Farmers must apply good agricultural practices in the food supply chain while sellers of commodities at local or international markets too have to apply good distribution practices," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The institute will be the custodian of the Kenyan coffee genome and the primary instrument for making modern genomics resources available to researchers working across the coffee production chain," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Our main challenge has been lack of maize drying equipment but I am happy the problem has been solved by the resurgence of the sunny season after a cold season," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We are appealing the decision by KTDA to challenge the appointment of the team to oversee reforms in the sector,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Implementation of the reforms outlined in the regulations is going on, this has not been stopped by the court,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “In the new reforms, all tea will be sold at the auction in Mombasa. There will no direct sales which will improve transparency. We also plan to blend our tea so that we give it visibility and identity,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 5, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The revival starts immediately and I will be in Molo in a week’s time to launch the road map into pyrethrum growth and processing,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Agriculture plays a critical role in nutrition," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Agriculture plays a critical role in nutrition,” External link

capitalfm Monday, September 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "If he (Uhuru) heeded to your cry when counties were banning the crop and stooped it, he must handle this too and soon markets will be reopened. The President knows the suffering of miraa farmers. Miraa has many enemies, be cautious," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “All assets are government assets and the new assets by the agency were derived from farmer’s tea earnings. It is not a private company as some people purport it to be,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We recently took over new Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU) where people were pretending that it was a private company. The same happened to Kenya Farmers Association (KFA), but we have been stopped by the court. We are in court with KFA and we hope to return it to where it was,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Data and digital solutions play an important enabling role in this transformation and is necessary in supporting the sector to achieve its primary objectives of increasing small-scale farmer, pastoralist and fisher folk incomes for 3.3 million households and impact 15 million Kenyans,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The national validation workshop is targeted at affording various stakeholders a further opportunity to look at the draft WRS Regulations again and ascertain that it speaks to and reflects our collective position as a sector,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I have pleaded with the President to intervene. It is the government led by the president that is pursuing the issue diplomatically,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “As a ministry, we are building capacity to ensure we are not caught by surprise again. We have successfully trained and offered support to local farmers on how to tackle the invasion of locusts and how to contain the migration of this pest,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Sugar Mills ) : “It is notified for the general information of the public that, pursuant to Gazette Notice No. 5473 of 2020, the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Co-operatives appoints Ben Okumu (Dr), Abala Wanga and Francis Wangara, to be members of the Interim Management Committee on the Leasing of the Five State Owned Sugar Mills, with effect from the 1st September, 2020,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, September 6, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The government is in the process of reclaiming all landing sites that had been grabbed from the public and made private,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We need to increase the feeds and we are going to use part of the Galana-Kulalu farm for this exercise,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, August 30, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Strategy ) : “Today the e-voucher program’s primary target value chains are maize, rice, Irish potatoes and coffee. These commodities have been identified as priority food security commodities under the Big 4 Agenda, as well as the ASTGS (Agricultural Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy). "We are piloting in 12 counties and 24 wards, the selection of which was agreed on in conjunction with the Council of Governors with initial 200,000 smallholders to be reached. "In subsequent rollouts, the government will target an increased variety of value chains, including livestock and fisheries needs, and the number of producers reached scaled up in those phases,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “To address the challenge of low yields, the government has been implementing a fertiliser subsidy for the past 12 years. This model has faced some pertinent challenges, including the high cost to government — approximately Sh5 billion per year — and has been characterised by inefficiencies in its delivery and management. Over the years, the impact has remained sub-optimal towards realising the food and nutrition needs of the country,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “When I hear people out there saying different things about the review of the document, others claiming that it's meant to favour some people, I wonder how quickly they forget or have selective memory,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The project is now ready for the next phase of opening it up to private investors after having successfully realised the objectives of the pilot phase as the government strives to achieve the Big4 agenda targets," External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The board had failed to convene general meetings contrary to Section 27 of the Cooperative Societies Act, failed to present audited accounts to members and failed to file annual returns with the Commissioner for Cooperative Development,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : “I invited my friends to the ceremony. This was a public event done in broad daylight. Not everyone could come because of the Covid-19 Ministry of Health protocols and we had to observe social distancing. Politicians were in attendance,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The regulations came in to force on May 22, having gone through all the necessary process, including stakeholder consultations and public participation,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Waiving duty is a cabinet decision…the 14 per cent levy was chosen to avoid price distortion. If the maize is in Mombasa, they should consider milling it there because Mombasa is also Kenya,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “All those who want to continue with imports have to register under the new regulations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We are appealing the decision by KTDA to challenge the appointment of the team to oversee reforms in the sector,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Implementation of the reforms outlined in the regulations is going on, this has not been stopped by the court,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “These regulations, shortly to be followed by a new Tea Act currently before parliament are only one of the many measures that the government will implement to reverse the fortunes of the tea sector,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “These regulations, shortly to be followed by a new Tea Act currently before parliament are only one of the many measures that the government will implement to reverse the fortunes of the tea sector,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The annual fees for the services rendered shall not exceed 1.5 percent of the net sales value of the tea sold at the auction per year by November 2020,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Offer on all teas processed and manufactured in Kenya for the export market is for sale exclusively at the tea auction floor with the exception of orthodox and purple teas within two months from the commencement date of the regulation,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have also suspended pre-shipment approvals and extension of all sugar import permits until further notice,” “The uncoordinated importation of brown sugar has rendered Kenya’s mills uncompetitive. Ex-factory prices for the mills remain at Sh85,260 for a tonne while the CIF price is at Sh60,117 for the same quantity,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I have given my undertaking and pronounced that come the next harvesting season, starting early October 2020, the ministry’s management of newly acquired stocks will be under the WRS,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I signed a Kenya gazette on the extension of the trading licences and a three-month extension of NCE management committee,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “If you look at the law, that transfer was not done properly because the Crops Act was never amended. The Crops Act gives the CS mandate to continue running the coffee value chain. CMA amendments originated from the Ministry of Trade but I was not party to that,” “I signed a Kenya gazette on the extension of the trading licenses and a three-month extension of Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) management committee. I will in the next three weeks present the repealed version of the regulations for public participation” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “A shortfall of maize is anticipated, therefore two million bags of 90 kilogramme (kg) white and yellow maize, each will be imported by the private sector as per the gazette notice No. 3234 of April 20,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have suspended all brown (table) sugar imports into the country with immediate effect. We have also suspended pre-shipment approvals and extension of all sugar import permits until further notice,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The main purpose of the project is largely to reduce poverty and food insecurity among the rural poor households by improving the performance of irrigation, marketing infrastructure as well as enhancing methods of post-harvest management of farm produce,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We want to bring back the Kenya Sugar Board to deal with various issues that affects the sugar sector in the country,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, July 6, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The Kebs boss should whip his surveillance officials so that they make sure what is being sold in the market and what is being processed in the factories that do animal feeds is of the required quality,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “We want to liberalise the coffee industry more so the coffee market. As farmers, you can choose to take up the credit or not,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 3, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have also suspended pre-shipment approvals and extension of all sugar import permits until further notice,” “The uncoordinated importation of brown sugar has rendered Kenya’s mills uncompetitive. Ex-factory prices for the mills remain at Sh85,260 for a tonne compared with the CIF price of Sh60,117 for the same quantity,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, July 3, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Through comprehensive reforms, the government is determined to facilitate a multi-purpose sugar cane industry that is efficient, diversified and globally competitive,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, July 3, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Cabinet has decided to approve the lease of five State owned sugar factories. The factories will be leased through long-term leases, at least 20 years,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 3, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Receive greetings from President Uhuru and Senator Gideon Moi. They said they are coming soon to visit you. They love and care about you,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The national government is committed to supporting the agendas of the county governments to enhance projects aimed at bettering the lives of the people,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Vaccination is a devolved role but we are coming in to support due to the threat posed to the country," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Squatters are invading and taking over the assets. We want to see how they can secure the assets to generate revenue,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have been facing a major financial crisis which made it hard to pay our suppliers. However, the money is ready now, and we are in the process of verifying payment claims,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Our country has developed strategies to control these diseases. The strategies call for specific measures to be undertaken by stakeholders to control and eventually eradicate diseases that threaten our livestock population,” “Such measures include putting into place strict movement controls, instituting proper farm biosecurity and regular vaccinations of farm animals” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 21, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “It is upon the County Assemblies to ensure that they set aside a fair budget for the vaccination exercise since the livestock function has been fully devolved. If one county decides to vaccinate their animals and the neighboring county fails, then exercise will be in futility as there will be an outbreak of trans-boundary diseases,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We had deliberations on the key value chains of western Kenya - sugar, coffee, and cotton. And we have briefed the leaders on the progress we have made in the revival of sugar,” “Indeed, we are in the final stages of recommending legislative interventions of creating a sugar board and a sugar levy fund that will make resources available to plough into sugar production” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : “We want to insist that coffee is being revived across the country and not just in Eastern region,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya says : “This is a move aimed at locking out the small farmer so that the agency can pick people who will comply with what they want,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Although we are also renovating the New KPCU mills to produce quality coffee, we seek to ensure that farmers have alternatives for milling, which will bring competition to the sector,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “To increase the efficiency and profitability of smallholder farmers there must be the provision of quality fish, seeds, availabity of technical services and capacity building in fish processing and value-addition,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The ministry aims to build their capacity to venture into Kenya's deeper waters to increase their yields. Already, 186 fishermen have been trained in Kilifi and Lamu with plans to train more after the pandemic passes,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We don’t think public resources have been spent well in this facility but I assure you that we will take appropriate action on whoever is responsible for the mess,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Farmers who deliver their produce at new KPCU will be given forms to fill so that they benefit from the funds at three per cent interest rate and I advice them to fill them for the next two weeks if possible," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We are procuring 10 vehicles from FAO and another 10 through World Bank support,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The traders have been restricted to import certain determined quantities needed to fill the gap of what the country needs before the next harvest," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The State has been monitoring prices of all the essentials commodities to make sure that prices don't go beyond what a consumer can afford and also don't go below what producers require for a living," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “As a ministry, we target moving the fishers to the deeper waters by building their capacity to venture into the territorial sea and the Exclusive Zones fisheries,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Coastal communities are poor, have narrow income base, and depend on fisheries for livelihoods, which lead to overfishing pressures,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : “Hii ni nafasi muhimu kwa wakulima wa humu nchini kuzidisha bidii ili kuziba pengo lililoachwa wazi na vitunguu vya nje, ambavyo vilikuwa vikiuzwa bei rahisi,” External link

habarileo Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We want to see what AFA has achieved so far because it is not easy for it to manage all other agencies that were independent previously. That is one of the works that this task force will look into,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, May 25, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The government will not directly buy, sell maize or set prices of maize. It will no longer purchase, distribute, sell or set prices of fertiliser, seeds or any farm inputs,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 25, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya added : “This sacco is open to any miraa farmer, and it already has more than 10,000 members. We shall even consider rebranding it,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 25, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "No one will be forced to sell their coffee at New KPCU. We have done this in other millers like Dandora and Sagama why do have dissenting voices in Meru," External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 25, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about President Trump ) : “Why do you go ahead to oppose the move in Parliament yet you are in the President’s party? If you disobey your political party, you cannot argue that the Constitution has been ignored when you are punished,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I have seen some people saying that Mt Kenya East region is now being side-lined. The ongoing changes should not degenerate into clan politics. The government wants to get the obstacles out of the way,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “These seeds require further multiplication and are, therefore, given out to seed producers to multiply for wide distribution to farmers,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 22, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “To better ensure that NCPB as an organisation executes more effectively and devoid of historical burdens, I direct the technical committee and NCPB board to immediately undertake capacity and suitability vetting of all the serving officers,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “These regulations will improve productivity and efficiency in tea value chain, create transparency and accountability … improve competitiveness of our tea exports in the international market and generate more earnings to the country and farmers from tea exports,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This has been one way of locking out the small farmer so that the KTDA can handpick to comply with what they want,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya expliqué : "Ces réglementations ont pour principal objectif de rééquilibrer les pouvoirs et l'influence des différents acteurs de la chaîne de valeurs et de réduire la charge financière inutile imposée aux producteurs de thé vulnérables" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Going forward, the government will focus on its key role that of creating an enabling environment for producers and traders to make and execute commercial decisions while ensuring that commercial interests, especially on imports, do not disadvantage local producers and consumers,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : "We have commissioned a desert locust invasion impact assessment exercise to determine their effects on agriculture since they were reported in the country in December last year," External link

ecns Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : "The survey will determine the extent of damage by the locusts in crops, pasture, environment and natural resources," External link

ecns Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have extended the notice because millers said that they needed up to two months to import the produce. I do not know why they did not say this at the beginning before we made the first gazettement,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : "We have commissioned a desert locust invasion impact assessment exercise to determine their effects on agriculture since they were reported in the country in December last year," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya added : "The survey will determine the extent of damage by the locusts in crops, pasture, environment and natural resources," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : "We have commissioned a desert locust invasion impact assessment exercise to determine their effects on agriculture since they were reported in the country in December last year," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, May 18, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : "The survey will determine the extent of damage by the locusts in crops, pasture, environment and natural resources," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, May 18, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The fisheries and aquaculture has a big potential and there is already a significant gap between the current fish demand of 600,000 tonnes and the national fish production of 150,000 tonnes,” “Kenya aspires to raise the current per capita fish consumption per year from 4.5kg per person per year to over 10kg per person by 2030. This indicates a huge consumption gap and a potential market for the Kenyan fish farmers,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Our efforts to eradicate them even in those counties are still on, we have our teams on the ground spraying and giving reports. We want to thank all our teams both in the county and national levels for their contribution in making these efforts successful,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I welcome the red cross who are our new partner in this assessment work. This work is going to involve assessing the impact of our intervention, did we do it well, and where did we go wrong so apart from assessing the damage, they will also be looking at the work we have done so far and the effectiveness of those interventions,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Since miraa is not consumed in public places, county governments should facilitate operations by vendors and designate spaces for trading operations, which should be cleaned and sanitised prior, and after operations,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 8, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This is to request your office to disseminated the same to County Governments for domestication and implementation,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 8, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We do not have any hidden agenda. Phase II of this project comes in September but we can also reduce the time for the second phase depending on availability of funds from counties,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We don’t have any stocks in the strategic reserves. What is there is unfit for consumption and will be given to cement manufacturers to be used as fuel,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We want to tell those who are hoarding maize to release [stocks] now to the market before the prices start coming down,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, April 27, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The government was not aware of the said AGM. There is no board in place to have called for the meeting as we are currently in the process of constituting one," "For people who are engaging in wishful thinking and want to reap where they did not sow, this is not an opportunity and we will not give them the chance," External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Some component of these funds will be used in marketing. We want to improve the productivity of specialty coffee and link farmers to direct markets in order to eliminate the issue of cartels,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, April 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “All tea produced...for the export market shall within two months after coming into effect of these rules be sold exclusively through the auction,” “The sale by private treaty – commonly known as direct sales overseas – is outlawed” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya added : “At 2.5 per cent of the value of tea sales for management services, KTDA and its subsidiaries gobble Sh.1.6 billion to Sh2 billion annually,” “The hefty fees and toxic clauses in the management agreement are a result of a lopsided, opaque and highly conflicted contractual relationship between KTDA and factory limited companies” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : “In the process, the government ended up losing a lot of money as the poor families continued suffering,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 17, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The study would undertake a historic audit and tracing of deductions of money belonging to smallholder tea growers over the last 10 years, and evaluate the management of the KTDA holding,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 17, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Any teas that are not sold during a particular auction shall be re-listed for sale during the subsequent auction,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 17, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There has been an impact on export because of the coronavirus that has disrupted logistics world over and led to closure of some markets through lockdowns as countries try to combat the virus,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Distributing the funds has begun after we received all the funds from the Treasury. I want to warn the cartels who are trying to frustrate our efforts to know that we are not going to stop,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We know what goes on at the auction. Huge volumes are withdrawn from the trading floor when KTDA and Eatta connive to negotiate a back deal price for the same tea, we are going to stop this,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “KTDA is a dominant player in the tea sector and these are some of the things that have led to malpractices in the sector as they abuse their dominance,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This is to ensure that the maize being imported is not cheaper than what is available locally. All these are measures are to ensure the availability of food and animal feeds as the country faces this disease,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have not yet reached there, but these traders should know that we shall not hesitate in invoking the Price Control Act to safeguard the consumers,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This will ensure farmers get a fair share from coffee contribution to the coffee value chain,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya notes : “Ensure that cargo crew is screened at the point of departure or in designate screening points along the routes,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have not reached there yet, but businesspeople should stay warned that we will not hesitate to invoke the Price Control (essential goods) Act to protect the public,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya added : “The money will be used to turn the sector around, digitise the coffee industry and refurbish the processing structure by the end of the month,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We plan to launch the coffee sector restructuring plan later this month and have set aside 1 billion shillings (about 10 million U.S. dollars) to facilitate its implementation," "The phase one of this plan includes refurbishing coffee factories, infrastructure development and reorganization of farmer cooperatives," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 3, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Farmers should take advantage of the current rains and plant. We are alive to the fact that the country needs to be food secure even during this pandemic. We should also be aware that the agriculture sector will play a big role to steer this economy past this pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Due to the lockdown in most countries in Europe, flower farms have lost more than 70 per cent of their income over the last month. Vegetable and fruit markets remain with minimal activities as exporters are shipping only 25-30 per cent of their normal capacity and many contracted outgrower farmers have reported losses due to non-collection of their produce from their farms,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “In order to avoid shortages, it is important that we keep the supply chains going. The supply of staple commodities must function well. Farm, livestock and fish production inputs and produce need to be transported to where they are needed most,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “While the control operation has proceeded well, some locusts matured and laid eggs that have hatched into hoppers, some developing to first generation immature swarms,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The desert locust invasion has significantly and adversely affected pasture in counties in arid and semi-arid land in northern Kenya," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The global experience with BT cotton adopting countries shows the improved variety is a viable intervention to help boost cotton production by addressing the challenges caused by pests in addition to increased yields per unit area and lower cost of production,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “With the advancement of science and technology such as Bt Cotton, opportunities now exist for rollout of interventions that can turn the cotton, textile and apparel sector around quickly,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We are not going to import maize until a proper assessment has been done and approved by the Cabinet,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, March 16, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “All government owned sugar factories will have to be privitised because there is no need to continue having them when a farmer who supplies raw materials keep on suffering,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya déclaré : "La phase III de notre campagne de lutte contre les criquets pèlerins vise à empêcher les larves nouvellement écloses de se transformer en essaims. Nous sommes également à l'affût pour intercepter les nouveaux jeunes essaims venus de Somalie qui s'abattent sur le nord du Kenya" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya déclaré : "Pour le moment, nous travaillons avec l'Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) pour établir des bases opérationnelles dans le nord du Kenya et renforcer nos mesures d'urgence en cas d'invasion de criquets" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have received Sh1.9 billion from the two institutions and this will go a long way in combating the locust menace,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This will go a long way in safeguarding both human health, animal health and the environment and also enhance productivity as it relates to food security, safety and trade,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya afirmou : “Queremos acabar com esta criminalidade e brutalidade, e queremos colocar os burros de volta no lugar certo na nossa sociedade, que é a apoiar estilos de vida e a assegurar meios de transporte cruciais” External link

observador Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : “Immediately a swarm is reported, its movement is monitored both on the ground and in the air using the surveillance aircraft. The coordinates of the roosting site (where the swarm settles for the night) are shared with the Coordination team and an aircraft is deployed for spraying of the swarm before they can move, mainly the following morning,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : “Immediately a swarm is reported, its movement is monitored both on the ground and in the air using the surveillance aircraft. The coordinates of the roosting site (where the swarm settles for the night) are shared with the Coordination team and an aircraft is deployed for spraying of the swarm before they can move, mainly the following morning,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The new seed will boost cotton production by improving yield per unit area and guarantee our textile factories of sufficient raw materials,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We want to see primary processing of the cotton to be done in ginneries that we are trying to revive in different parts of the country to create job opportunities,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Farmers will buy fertiliser from manufacturers through the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) and Kenya National Trading Corporation (KNTC) at a cost of 2,300 across the country,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Just bear with us this planting season in buying the fertiliser from NCPB and KNTC but from next season, we will be using the voucher system in order to block the cartels who have been frustrating our farmers,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Apart from the Cabinet approval, all other policy ingredients, including the necessary legislation, are in place for the roll-out of the BT cotton,” “Each demonstration farm will train close to 100 farmers to create a pool of the opening batch that will form the initial catchment in readiness for full commercial Bt cotton farming,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have taken long to get here but cotton production and the textile industry used to be major income earners for many communities before they were brought down by inappropriate macroeconomic policies,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya asked : “I have seen that a few youths were sent to disrupt a meeting aimed at raising funds for needy children. How do you pay youths to disrupt such a meeting yet you have been elected to promote the very education?” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Let us meet in a public rally at Maili Tatu or Maua town and see how many youths he has. We will not cover up anyone’s wrongs. He should finish doing the roads before making noise,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya asked : “I have seen that a few youths were sent to disrupt a meeting aimed at raising funds for the needy children. How do you pay youths to disrupt such a meeting yet you have been elected to promote the very education?” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Let us meet in a public rally at Maili Tatu or Maua town and see how many youths he has. We will not cover up anyone’s wrongs. He should finish doing the roads before making noise,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Let us meet in a public rally at Maili Tatu or Maua town and see how many youths he has. We will not cover up anyone’s wrongs. He should finish doing the roads before making noise,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Kenya must get an agreement with the US, otherwise our trade will come to closure because we cannot wait until AGOA is gone then our trade collapses, we have to prepare," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya commented : "We have already notified the EAC members so that we can negotiate in good faith," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “They (Uhuru and Raila) have made a brave decision to unite us, as Kenyans. Political propaganda BBI is not aimed at helping anyone get a seat. Those who are saying otherwise are peddling propaganda,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “Mt Kenya (people) have no problem with you. You are a hero, and we know your father. We know Uhuru and his father. Unite us and take us forward” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The main approach is to address the effects of climate change and the challenges that constrain agricultural output, productivity and natural resource management in Kenya today,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 28, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have even tried government to government procurement, but Japan said private sector issues should not be handled by government,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The biggest problem we are confronting right now is the nymphs and hoppers that have hatched from the mature locusts. That is the danger we face but we are working to contain it,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The rampant slaughtering of donkeys has led to massive unemployment in areas where donkeys are (an economic) mainstay for residents,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The biggest challenge for SMEs is not the traditional taxes even though that is also being looked into. It is the multiple licences and fees that they pay,” “They may not reflect in the traditional licences but the taxes that you pay in piecemeal to county governments and other agencies is what makes the burden very heavy for SMEs,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya précisé : "L'objectif global de l'action positive est de fournir un marché pour les produits locaux" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We reached a decision that the trade in donkey meat was a bad idea,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : ''Tunawapatia kipindi cha mwezi mmoja wamiliki wa vichinjio vya punda kubadili vichinjio hivyo kuvibadili kuwa vichinjio vya wanyama wengine wa kawaida. Haki miliki ya picha Getty Images Image caption Uchina ni mnunuzi mkuu wa nyama na bidhaa za punda nchini Kenya. Tangazo la marufuku ya vichinjio vya punda limekua ni ahueni kwa wakulima na wanaharakati wa haki za wanyama ambao kwa muda wamekua wakipinga kuchinjwa kwa nyama ya punda nchini Kenya. Kwa miaka kadhaa wamekua wakiandamana katika ameneo ya Baringo, Machakosi na Turkana wakidai kuongezeka kwa uhitaji wa nyama ya punda kumesababisha kuongezeka kwa wizi wa punda. Idadi ya Punda nchini Kenya imekuwa ikipungua. Kundi hilo la mtandao wa watetezi wa haki za wanyama, (ANAW) lilimesema kuwa punda wamekuwa wakitoweka haraka sana. Ripoti ilisema tangu kufunguliwa kwa maeneo manne ya machinjio ya punda kwa ajili ya biashara mwaka 2016, '' External link

bbc-swahili Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The Government of Kenya has applied to extend the boundary to 350 nautical miles limit for exploitation of bottom ocean seabed resources," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Peter Munya ) : “Some projects were launched even before being factored by the government. There were no funds allocated, no planning and tendering. This was the main challenge with the "tumetenga" (we've set aside) leaders," Munya said. He said the move to launch such projects has now caused problems for the area MPs. "They have now left a hot nail in the wound, a thorn in the MPs' flesh. The MPs have many questions than they can handle because most projects have stalled for more than three years. We know also of some cartels derailing development. Some contractors are lazy as well, they need to speed up,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Don’t take it to be a war, relax. Do not worry because many questions come your way as an elected leader. I am also asked, blamed and drawn on newspapers as the biggest locust fighting locusts,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Don’t be worried. They are going to die,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 17, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The rules and guidelines of the EAC Customs Union Protocol require that we formally notify the EAC states of our intentions. There hasn’t been any signing of a trade deal. We will notify the EAC once the deal is in place,” External link

theCitizen Monday, February 17, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “The deal requires many months of negotiations, because the US Congress is yet to debate and approve it. It is only when it does that we can begin to talk about an FTA,” External link

theCitizen Monday, February 17, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We do not want to be in a trap like we are currently in under the EPAs where we are yet to reach a signed pact since 2007,” External link

theCitizen Monday, February 17, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya noted : "The pesticide that we got from Japan is effective and not harmful to the environment," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya stated : "We were faced by the challenge of pesticide shortage but we have some now and have also placed orders for more," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Starting Monday, the first lot of 250 youths will kick-start their training on motorised, hand and mobile spraying at Yatta training field," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The rules and guidelines of the EAC Customs Union Protocol require that we formally notify the EAC states of our intentions. There hasn’t been any signing of a trade deal. We will notify the EAC once the deal is in place,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “The deal requires many months of negotiations, because the US Congress is yet to debate and approve it. It is only when it does that we can begin to talk about an FTA,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We do not want to be in a trap like we are currently in under the EPAs where we are yet to reach a signed pact since 2007,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “spray the locusts at the nymph stage before they fly, once the eggs hatch. We are also increasing the aerial spraying and surveillance to 20 planes,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Peter Munya ) : “It is time the crisis was declared a national disaster. I have visited several areas invaded trying to chase them. There are a lot of them at Kathangacini and Maragwa in Gatunga ward. We are tired screaming and whistling to chase the insects," he said. Kindiki toured Maragwa and Kathangacini locations to assess the damage in Gatunga in Tharaka constituency last week on Wednesday. The locusts have been reported in Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Kajiado, Samburu, Garissa, Baringo, Meru, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Embu, Machakos and Makueni counties. The first swarm crossed the border into Kenya from Somalia last year on December 28. Other swarms continue to come in from Ethiopia. An estimated 20,000 hectares have been invaded across the 14 counties. Kindiki urged the national government to carry out an assessment of the damage that could lead to famine so as to compensate farmers. Agriculture CS Peter Munya had said the heavy rains (which have subsided) are slowing down efforts to control the destructive pests. "We have also been experiencing delays and shortage of the chemicals which are not found locally and are imported from Japan,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 10, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
governor70.83%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
predecessor0.18%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
leader1.80%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
gouverneur0.09%FR09/04/201704/09/2017
chief0.09%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
chairman23.34%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
pnu party leader0.27%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
boss0.63%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
chairperson0.54%EN04/02/201702/04/2017
président0.45%FR03/15/201715/03/2017
public service commission chairperson0.09%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
county boss0.09%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
devolution cabinet secretary0.36%EN11/05/201605/11/2016
governor0.63%SA09/07/201407/09/2014
county governor0.54%EN11/09/201309/11/2013
mp0.09%EN11/16/200616/11/2006
Names Lang Count
Peter MunyaEN97.12%
PETER MUNYAEN1.92%
Peter MunyaFR0.67%
Peter MunyaSA0.19%
Peter MunyaSO0.10%


 
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Adolf Mkenda said ( about Peter Munya ) : "To ensure things go well on our borders, I have talked to Kenya's trade minister and agriculture minister Peter Munya, who is on his way to Namanga to implement the directives of our leaders so that businesses could continue as usual," External link

allafrica Friday, May 14, 2021 3:36:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Peter Munya ) : “On the maize that has been laying on the border points, I am giving you the CS (Peter Munya) two weeks to solve the issue. There is no need to hurt our people,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bonny Khalwale said ( about Peter Munya ) : “CS Munya gave sugar mills up to April 1 to start paying Sh4,040 per tonne of sugarcane. Sugar mills have been paying the Sh3,700 since 2018, yet farmers incur huge expenses during farming,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 19, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Peter Munya ) : “We shall plan with CS Munya, MPs and MCAs for residents to understand the importance of the documents. I know we will all support the President’s agenda,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 25, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

David Murathe said ( about Peter Munya ) : “Meru is Mount Kenya. In the new formation, whatever happens, Mt Kenya must be in it. And I am announcing today. The best of Mt Kenya in this formation will be Munya. Wapende wasipende (like it or not),” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 21, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Peter Munya ) : “Some projects were launched even before being factored by the government. There were no funds allocated, no planning and tendering. This was the main challenge with the "tumetenga" (we've set aside) leaders," Munya said. He said the move to launch such projects has now caused problems for the area MPs. "They have now left a hot nail in the wound, a thorn in the MPs' flesh. The MPs have many questions than they can handle because most projects have stalled for more than three years. We know also of some cartels derailing development. Some contractors are lazy as well, they need to speed up,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Peter Munya ) : “It is time the crisis was declared a national disaster. I have visited several areas invaded trying to chase them. There are a lot of them at Kathangacini and Maragwa in Gatunga ward. We are tired screaming and whistling to chase the insects," he said. Kindiki toured Maragwa and Kathangacini locations to assess the damage in Gatunga in Tharaka constituency last week on Wednesday. The locusts have been reported in Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Kajiado, Samburu, Garissa, Baringo, Meru, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Embu, Machakos and Makueni counties. The first swarm crossed the border into Kenya from Somalia last year on December 28. Other swarms continue to come in from Ethiopia. An estimated 20,000 hectares have been invaded across the 14 counties. Kindiki urged the national government to carry out an assessment of the damage that could lead to famine so as to compensate farmers. Agriculture CS Peter Munya had said the heavy rains (which have subsided) are slowing down efforts to control the destructive pests. "We have also been experiencing delays and shortage of the chemicals which are not found locally and are imported from Japan,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 10, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT

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Peter Munya said : "There was a time that we suffered for 20 we did not have even roads here, our factories were collapsing, no one was there for us so let us not repeat such mistakes again," External link

tuko Sunday, October 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya stated : "I am happy that the president will give us direction on how to succeed him because he knows more than us he has a lot of information concerning all the presidential hopeful. Whoever the president will tell us to support, please let's back him because he knows who is good for us, " External link

tuko Sunday, October 10, 2021 1:33:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Transformation and change is not instant especially in a sector entrenched with leaders with vested interests. There is resistance but we are driving the transformation in a good way and the results are being felt,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, October 9, 2021 4:51:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "It's only him who thinks I have not delivered as a Cabinet Secretary. He has failed to deliver for the people of Meru and he is instead concentrating on my work as a Cabinet Secretary," External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, October 6, 2021 7:57:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Based on several bilateral agreements we have with China, this form of trade is viable. It is not only creating income for farmers, but also creating both direct and indirect jobs. About 10,000 jobs are being generated each year from such agricultural initiatives," External link

beijingreview-en Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "While importing the seeds is entirely legal, one still needs a phytosanitary certificate from the agriculture authority of the importing country. The certificate proves that the seeds are not invasive species and that they do not spread pests and diseases," External link

beijingreview-en Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We are in talks with at least 15 Chinese agriculture processing companies to train Kenyan farmers on how to add value to their agricultural produce. It is a good move as it will increase their income further," External link

beijingreview-en Tuesday, October 5, 2021 11:03:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "The last meeting at Sagana State Lodge resolved that President Kenyatta was the bonafide spokesperson and any change would require another meeting at the same venue," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "I have seen people move around and open projects they purport to have initiated when in the real sense the projects received budgetary allocations by Kenyatta through the National Treasury," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 16, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : "Ni katiba gani hiyo? Kama tulipitisha basi tulifanya makosa. Iwe vipi kuwa akzi ya rais tu ni kupiga muhuri? Mtu ambaye amechaguliwa na Wakenya anyimwe nguvu na nguvu hizo kupewa watu wengine," External link

tuko Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya alisema ( about Rais Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "Naona kuna watu wanatafuta kazi, eti sasa yao ni kuandika mabarua kumtusi Rais. Huyu akiandika leo, ule mwingine anaandika kesho mabarua, " External link

tuko Sunday, June 13, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "How do you go around saying that the one who has been duly elected has no power to act on matters of national importance? That all he should be doing is rubber stamping. There is no such democracy anywhere in the world. These two want to prove to us that they know and understand the law more than anyone else," External link

tuko Saturday, June 12, 2021 8:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "The last meeting at Sagana State Lodge resolved that President Kenyatta was the bonafide spokesperson and any change would require another meeting at the same venue," External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "I have seen people move around and open projects they purport to have initiated when in the real sense the projects received budgetary allocations by Kenyatta through the National Treasury," External link

standardmedia Saturday, June 12, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya stated : “Food is fundamental to life. It is also of cultural and economic issue. However, if it is not safe, it is not food,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 7, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Food safety is everyone’s business. We all have a stake in contributing to food safety,” External link

capitalfm Monday, June 7, 2021 1:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “It is instructive that you have been elected on the platform of change and reforms for the tea industry,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, June 4, 2021 4:59:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Amidst the pandemic, tea production was significantly enhanced by 24 percent in 2020 to stand at 569 million kilograms against 458 million kilograms recorded in 2019," External link

kenyastar Saturday, May 22, 2021 7:29:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Amidst the pandemic, tea production was significantly enhanced by 24 percent in 2020 to stand at 569 million kilograms against 458 million kilograms recorded in 2019," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, May 21, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Your tenure should be marked by fairness, accountability and transparency. Good corporate governance and servant leadership should be your forte. I do not expect you to arrange for weeks of retreats in some distance hideouts or holiday resorts in the name of induction,” “Instead, it will be critical to focus on the immediate interventions towards restoring the confidence of the tea farmers and returning the industry on the growth and prosperity path” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 15, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I am worried that if one is elected this way, once they get to the office they will ensure the money is returned. This means our efforts to reform the sector will be in vain and a waste of time,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, May 15, 2021 4:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The programme managed to reach 1.35 million farmers by December last year. The total 50 per cent premium paid by last year was Sh200 million with the total farmer compensation by end of 2020 being Sh161 million,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Such devastating agricultural shocks push better off farmers and pastoralists into poverty and the already poor into destitution and can take years to recover,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, May 6, 2021 6:24:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Affected animals are given supportive treatment, including use of magadi soda in cleaning wounds,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 5, 2021 1:01:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Members shall evaluate available literature on establishment of successful commodity price stabilization frameworks in progressive and comparable jurisdictions," External link

thestarkenya Friday, April 30, 2021 8:43:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya déclaré : "La vente aux enchères est devenue électronique et les catalogues sont désormais générés en ligne par opposition aux systèmes à la criée antérieurs où le catalogue devait être imprimé avant d'être distribué aux acheteurs" External link

adiac-congo Monday, April 26, 2021 12:00:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya déclaré : "La vente aux enchères est devenue électronique et les catalogues sont désormais générés en ligne par opposition aux systèmes à la criée antérieurs où le catalogue devait être imprimé avant d'être distribué aux acheteurs" External link

french.china.org.cn Friday, April 23, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Auction trading has gone electronic and that catalogs are now being generated online as opposed to the previous open outcry system where the catalog would be taken for printing prior to their distribution to buyers," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 23, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The value chain players who have a direct commercial interest in the outcome of the auction process also run the auction, which pre-disposes the auction to insider trading and price-fixing, adding misery to the smallholder farmer,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 21, 2021 8:58:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Those who make the biggest kill are those involved in trading yet the primary producer gets almost nothing," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, April 20, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “We have a duty to prevent over-importation and protect the local sugar industry which is being revived,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, April 14, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have tightened the controls on what is coming in from our neighbours, and so far none of the traders has met the conditions," External link

allafrica Tuesday, April 6, 2021 3:40:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “In order to promote professionalism and business ethics among co-operative practitioners, the Ministry has facilitated the establishment and registration of a professional body for co-operators known as Kenya Society of Professional Co-operators-KSPC,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, March 31, 2021 6:44:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "You are hereby notified that Kilimo House and its related facilities within the compound shall remain closed with effect from Tuesday, March 30, 2021, up-to April 2, 2021," External link

tuko Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have now hit around Sh300 million in terms of disbursement of the Cherry Fund,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 10:29:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The Sh33 per litre is when there is a glut and we need to protect the farmer. This is because prices tend to collapse at that time and we have seen cases of farmers pouring milk because there is nobody to buy. But if the milk is excess, the Government will continue supporting institutions like New KCC to mop up the milk,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 30, 2021 8:02:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Key among the directives is that the newly-established Tea Board of Kenya should jointly with other stakeholders and in compliance with all applicable procedural requirements sanction immediate elections in all tea factories to enable farmers to freely elect their board members within 60 days from the date of the executive order, to secure transparently managed tea sub-sector,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 22, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I want to however clarify that these meetings are being held under the factories’ Articles of Association of one grower, one vote,” External link

standardmedia Monday, March 22, 2021 12:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “No new directors have therefore been elected or confirmed into office to replace those who have retired through rotation,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 19, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Association ) : “In order to facilitate the tea farmers’ meetings and in line with the Executive Order issued by the President, I hereby issue the attached timetable to enable tea farmers plan and hold their meetings. Tea farmers should ensure that they issue the requisite notices and conduct their extraordinary general meetings in line with their respective Memorandum and Articles of Association,” “Tea farmers should notify the ministries of Agriculture and Interior, the Attorney General, the Tea Board of Kenya and the local security agencies of the time and venues of the extraordinary general meetings to enable the government provide the necessary support for the meetings” External link

thestarkenya Friday, March 19, 2021 6:09:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have not stopped importation of maize from Uganda and Tanzania. What AFA has done is to check the quality of maize coming into the country," External link

allafrica Wednesday, March 17, 2021 3:06:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : “Hatujaacha kuingiza mahindi kutoka Uganda na Tanzania. Kile AFA imefanya ni kuangalia ubora wa mahindi yanayokuja nchini,” External link

habarileo Tuesday, March 16, 2021 4:28:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "If you can make elders happy, do it. However, it is the people who make the final decision through the ballot" External link

allafrica Monday, March 15, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Even as we encourage free trade, it is in the interest of the public to make sure that there is safety, not just from what is coming into Kenya but also what is internal,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, March 11, 2021 8:11:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There is no challenge to the law anymore, cases filed have been finalised and the potato regulations are now in force, we are calling upon all law enforcement agencies, regulators from county and national levels to take the responsibility of ensuring that law is observed seriously,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This is so that the farmer gets a fair share of his produce. Right now the famer is being cheated with the way the produce is being packaged. We have areas that are very notorious like the Wakulima market in Nairobi,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "He has earned respect in the whole country because of the work he continues to do for President Kenyatta's government. If we look at the pillars holding the government, Matiang'i is the strongest," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 9, 2021 4:39:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “He (Muturi) is at home. Whatever news he will leave here, we will sit as Njuri elders and look carefully at his quest,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “After BBI, we will meet at Sagana to discuss issues of development and leadership of the region,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "He is just hoodwinking poor people and those who want to fall prey to his gimmicks will regret later," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Kenyans should not breastfeed the hyena as it will grow strong and show its true colours," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about William Ruto ) : "Ruto cannot hit out on the same government from within, he is engaging in double speak," External link

thestarkenya Monday, March 8, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “It’s like a goat is slaughtered and the brokers eat all the meat and the farmer is only left with bones,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “When union was milling, the average loss was about 24 per cent but now it has gone down to 17 percent and that means that there was some inflated figure of about six percent,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Farmers just need to fill forms and take to their societies so it can be signed by managers,” External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, March 2, 2021 11:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Assessment is being carried out to established the exact number of farmers affected by the calamity. We are also assessing the number and size of tracts terrorized by the pests. We thereafter will find ways to help the farmers," External link

tuko Tuesday, February 23, 2021 12:20:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "If we had not made the efforts, they could have caused a lot more destruction," External link

standardmedia Monday, February 22, 2021 12:47:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have experienced cases of farmers paying many interests on small loans they take but the government has reduced the burden and farmers will be dealt with directly not from middlemen," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 19, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya noted : "Our attention will be on the farmers who have been producing coffee but have not benefitted from the product. We need to know why other people are getting good payment and yet the first producer of coffee is suffering," External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 19, 2021 10:48:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “He ordered that we supervise and ensure that by end of March, phase one, which is ongoing is completed and operational with fish landing here, coolers working, and processing done,” “According to what we have been told by those working here, they are already ahead of schedule,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “It is that survey that has been done that will enable us to get the license from the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) that will allow us to harvest up to a certain tonnage,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:35:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : "75 swarms have been reported so far," External link

dw-en Wednesday, February 17, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The perception of insecurity has really hampered aerial control. In fact, ground control is impossible in some of those areas. This has allowed some swarms to make it all the way to Isiolo and now Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi and Nakuru,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Those vast conservation areas are where breeding took place without us noticing. A lot of the invasion that has taken place in Meru and Laikipia are swarms of locusts migrating from frontier counties and moving to parks then invading farms,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 11, 2021 9:38:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : "Naamini ana uhuru wa kumchagua ni nani wa kumtuma katika hafla kama hizi, hebu na tusizue siasa hapa, mimi nimetumwa tu kuwasilisha ujumbe," External link

tuko Wednesday, February 10, 2021 5:41:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We also want to move into regulations so that we have a law that regulates the sector for the benefit of our farmers and consumers. We must balance the prices for the two,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 10, 2021 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I’m informed by our ground teams that Machakos, Kitui, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi, Nyandarua and Nakuru have also been invaded. Turkana, Baringo, Kajiado and Elgeiyo Marakwet are on high alert,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “More swarms are expected to invade and settle in the months of February and March based on projections by FAO’s desert locust information office. We, therefore, need to ensure that these are controlled before the long rains season since as we all know rains create a conducive environment for the desert locust to thrive,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, February 10, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This is a very solemn ceremony. Respect is not slavery. When you respect others, you will also be accorded honour. The president sent me here to read his speech. He has a right to pick whoever he wants to send. Let us not politicise this. I am just a messenger sent to deliver this message," External link

tuko Tuesday, February 9, 2021 7:29:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This is a very solemn ceremony. Respect is not slavery. When you respect others, you will also be accorded honour. The president sent me here to read his speech. He has a right to pick whoever he wants to send. Let us not politicise this. I am just a messenger sent to deliver this message," External link

tuko Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This has allowed some swarms and swarmlets to seep through all the way to Isiolo and now Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi and Nakuru counties," External link

sinacom-en Monday, February 8, 2021 9:13:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This has allowed some swarms and swarmlets to seep through all the way to Isiolo and now Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi and Nakuru counties," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, February 8, 2021 8:42:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "What is happening in cooperatives is unacceptable. Farmers should go for the cherry fund whose interest is friendly," External link

allafrica Monday, February 8, 2021 4:27:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "I am happy to report that the fraud unit has been established and fully operational. The unit is staffed by specialised officers seconded from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and is functionally supported by Sasra technical staff," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 7, 2021 3:26:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : “We grow about 20 per cent of our wheat demand. More than 80 per cent is imported and there have been challenges in that sector because of Covid-19 and other developments out there,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, February 5, 2021 4:36:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The tracking of the desert locust outside the country is not very accurate," External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 4, 2021 5:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The tracking of the desert locust outside the country is not very accurate," External link

kenyastar Thursday, February 4, 2021 12:43:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I am glad to note that the policy to bring Non-Deposit Taking SACCOs under the regulatory oversight of SASRA has been concretized and is ready for rollout. With the Regulations 2020 having taken legal effect from January 1, 2021, ALL SACCO Societies undertaking the specified non-deposit taking (BOSA) business are required to comply, in the current window to June 30, 2021” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, February 3, 2021 4:04:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “So far, the total number of swarms that settled in the Country between November 2020 and January 2021 are 75 out of which 66 have been treated reflecting a total area of 19,100 hectares. The exercise has thus largely been successful,” External link

capitalfm Monday, February 1, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There are sufficient control pesticides both at the headquarters and all the field control bases to handle the desert locust invasion. Where necessary will purchase more,” External link

capitalfm Monday, February 1, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya noted : “In the reformed grain sector, and once the warehousing receipting system kicks off properly, relief food is supposed to be bought from certified warehouses private and government-owned,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 1, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya observed : “Even the maize that NCPB is buying now is for purposes of trading. They are buying hoping the prices improve and they can sell and make some money, which will help them maintain those stores and their operations,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 1, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There is no requirement to store three million bags. That was the old regulation it is no longer the case,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 1, 2021 12:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : "75 swarms have been reported so far," External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:28:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : "75 swarms have been reported so far," External link

deutschewelle-en Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:07:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Once we set the date, all the tea will be sold at the auction. I have told the regulator to write to the stakeholders, giving them a one-month notice to be ready, especially the tea auction organiser in Mombasa,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, January 26, 2021 11:32:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya indiqué : "L'invasion de criquets pèlerins a été signalée dans 15 comtés des côtes, du nord-est, de l'est et du centre du Kenya, mais jusqu'à présent l'opération de réponse a été un succès" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, January 21, 2021 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The [East African] country is under the second invasion by desert locusts which entered from Ethiopia and Somalia. To date, 15 counties [out of 47] have reported desert locust invasion," External link

haberler-en Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The desert locust invasion has been reported in 15 counties in the coastal, northeastern, eastern and central Kenya but so far the counter operation has been successful," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have deployed nine surveillance and spray aircrafts and put another three aircrafts on standby," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:37:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “So far, the total number of swarms that settled in the Country between November 2020 and January 2021 are 75 out of which 66 have been treated reflecting a total area of 19,100 hectares. The exercise has thus largely been successful,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There are sufficient control pesticides both at the headquarters and all the field control bases to handle the desert locust invasion. Where necessary will purchase more,” External link

capitalfm Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:05:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Once we set the date, all the tea will be sold at the auction. I have told the regulator to write to the stakeholders, giving them a one-month notice to be ready, especially the tea auction organiser in Mombasa,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 8, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “After a month, the regulator will go down there (to Mombasa) to inspect their readiness to auctioning all the tea grown in Kenya for export,” “AFA will also inspect that the trading platform it complies with the requirement of the Tea Act. We want to make sure that they have a proper and technically sound electronic platform” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 8, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The only issue we have is farmers earning very little. What has been operating are cartels controlling the prices and causing artificial price depression,” External link

standardmedia Friday, January 8, 2021 12:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “When we gazzetted these regulations, we repealed the previous ones,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, January 7, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Locusts are breeding in Ethiopia. It is projected that they might cross into Kenya around December. We are aware and therefore, prepared for the second attack. We have enough pesticides, equipment, and personnel to handle the second wave,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, December 16, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Locusts are breeding in Ethiopia. It is projected that they might cross into Kenya around December. We are aware and therefore, prepared for the second attack. We have enough pesticides, equipment, and personnel to handle the second wave,” External link

capitalfm Monday, December 7, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Locusts are breeding in Ethiopia. It is projected that they might cross into Kenya around December. We are aware and therefore, prepared for the second attack. We have enough pesticides, equipment, and personnel to handle the second wave,” External link

capitalfm Sunday, November 22, 2020 4:08:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "It was earlier projected that when the Southerly winds start in December 2020, then we might experience a second wave. This is the worst time for the invasion since the crops are very young," External link

tuko Sunday, November 22, 2020 8:42:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This work has made ICIPE to be a household name in Africa, for it has contributed to providing solutions which are not harmful to animals, plants and human life,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 20, 2020 7:19:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Our agriculture is infested with entrenched cartels who continue to exploit the farmer and who continue to use the law and the courts to make sure that nothing happens,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, November 15, 2020 12:39:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have not yet reached the stage of declaring a national disaster. This is an extreme measure usually taken to attract funding to deal with a particular problem and we already have this funding,” External link

tuko Saturday, November 7, 2020 1:33:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have commenced the process of presenting a Bill for establishment of an institution that will specifically regulate the fibre crops sub-sector with a view to ensuring requisite attention and investment,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, November 7, 2020 12:31:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "This indeed is a historic milestone for Kenya's agricultural sector, particularly the textile industry," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "With commercial production of cotton, Kenya has the potential of joining the big textile league and improving the livelihoods for millions of people who will be engaged directly and indirectly in the value chain," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have already secured 16.3 metric tons of GM cotton seed for planting during the October/November season in the eastern region of the country," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have a great responsibility for ensuring that we will have the capacity to satisfy the requirements of these expansive markets once they are secured, " External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, November 6, 2020 7:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “With commercial production of Bt Cotton, Kenya has the potential of joining the big textile league and improving the livelihoods for millions of people who will be engaged directly and indirectly in the value chain. Currently, cotton production stands at 20000 bales. As we roll out commercial production of Bt cotton, we hope to progressively enhance production to reach 200,000 bales by 2022,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, November 6, 2020 5:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “Igembe has a big population. Yet we have only three constituencies. We should have four. The old constitution denied us that but now we will have it,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, October 25, 2020 3:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We have developed agriculture based bills with provisions for relevant authorities to undertake specific surveillance duties on food produced mainly for the export market," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Farmers must apply good agricultural practices in the food supply chain while sellers of commodities at local or international markets too have to apply good distribution practices," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The institute will be the custodian of the Kenyan coffee genome and the primary instrument for making modern genomics resources available to researchers working across the coffee production chain," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Our main challenge has been lack of maize drying equipment but I am happy the problem has been solved by the resurgence of the sunny season after a cold season," External link

kenyastar Thursday, October 15, 2020 11:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We are appealing the decision by KTDA to challenge the appointment of the team to oversee reforms in the sector,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Implementation of the reforms outlined in the regulations is going on, this has not been stopped by the court,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, October 6, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “In the new reforms, all tea will be sold at the auction in Mombasa. There will no direct sales which will improve transparency. We also plan to blend our tea so that we give it visibility and identity,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, October 5, 2020 7:17:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The revival starts immediately and I will be in Molo in a week’s time to launch the road map into pyrethrum growth and processing,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, October 4, 2020 5:16:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Agriculture plays a critical role in nutrition," External link

allafrica Tuesday, September 29, 2020 3:06:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Agriculture plays a critical role in nutrition,” External link

capitalfm Monday, September 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : "If he (Uhuru) heeded to your cry when counties were banning the crop and stooped it, he must handle this too and soon markets will be reopened. The President knows the suffering of miraa farmers. Miraa has many enemies, be cautious," External link

thestarkenya Sunday, September 20, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “All assets are government assets and the new assets by the agency were derived from farmer’s tea earnings. It is not a private company as some people purport it to be,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We recently took over new Kenya Planters Cooperative Union (KPCU) where people were pretending that it was a private company. The same happened to Kenya Farmers Association (KFA), but we have been stopped by the court. We are in court with KFA and we hope to return it to where it was,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, September 17, 2020 11:08:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Data and digital solutions play an important enabling role in this transformation and is necessary in supporting the sector to achieve its primary objectives of increasing small-scale farmer, pastoralist and fisher folk incomes for 3.3 million households and impact 15 million Kenyans,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, September 16, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The national validation workshop is targeted at affording various stakeholders a further opportunity to look at the draft WRS Regulations again and ascertain that it speaks to and reflects our collective position as a sector,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I have pleaded with the President to intervene. It is the government led by the president that is pursuing the issue diplomatically,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, September 12, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “As a ministry, we are building capacity to ensure we are not caught by surprise again. We have successfully trained and offered support to local farmers on how to tackle the invasion of locusts and how to contain the migration of this pest,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:47:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Sugar Mills ) : “It is notified for the general information of the public that, pursuant to Gazette Notice No. 5473 of 2020, the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Co-operatives appoints Ben Okumu (Dr), Abala Wanga and Francis Wangara, to be members of the Interim Management Committee on the Leasing of the Five State Owned Sugar Mills, with effect from the 1st September, 2020,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, September 6, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The government is in the process of reclaiming all landing sites that had been grabbed from the public and made private,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, September 1, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We need to increase the feeds and we are going to use part of the Galana-Kulalu farm for this exercise,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, August 30, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Strategy ) : “Today the e-voucher program’s primary target value chains are maize, rice, Irish potatoes and coffee. These commodities have been identified as priority food security commodities under the Big 4 Agenda, as well as the ASTGS (Agricultural Sector Transformation and Growth Strategy). "We are piloting in 12 counties and 24 wards, the selection of which was agreed on in conjunction with the Council of Governors with initial 200,000 smallholders to be reached. "In subsequent rollouts, the government will target an increased variety of value chains, including livestock and fisheries needs, and the number of producers reached scaled up in those phases,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “To address the challenge of low yields, the government has been implementing a fertiliser subsidy for the past 12 years. This model has faced some pertinent challenges, including the high cost to government — approximately Sh5 billion per year — and has been characterised by inefficiencies in its delivery and management. Over the years, the impact has remained sub-optimal towards realising the food and nutrition needs of the country,” External link

thestarkenya Sunday, August 30, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “When I hear people out there saying different things about the review of the document, others claiming that it's meant to favour some people, I wonder how quickly they forget or have selective memory,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, August 29, 2020 8:27:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The project is now ready for the next phase of opening it up to private investors after having successfully realised the objectives of the pilot phase as the government strives to achieve the Big4 agenda targets," External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The board had failed to convene general meetings contrary to Section 27 of the Cooperative Societies Act, failed to present audited accounts to members and failed to file annual returns with the Commissioner for Cooperative Development,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, August 15, 2020 12:42:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : “I invited my friends to the ceremony. This was a public event done in broad daylight. Not everyone could come because of the Covid-19 Ministry of Health protocols and we had to observe social distancing. Politicians were in attendance,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The regulations came in to force on May 22, having gone through all the necessary process, including stakeholder consultations and public participation,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Waiving duty is a cabinet decision…the 14 per cent levy was chosen to avoid price distortion. If the maize is in Mombasa, they should consider milling it there because Mombasa is also Kenya,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, August 9, 2020 10:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “All those who want to continue with imports have to register under the new regulations,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We are appealing the decision by KTDA to challenge the appointment of the team to oversee reforms in the sector,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Implementation of the reforms outlined in the regulations is going on, this has not been stopped by the court,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, August 4, 2020 11:35:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “These regulations, shortly to be followed by a new Tea Act currently before parliament are only one of the many measures that the government will implement to reverse the fortunes of the tea sector,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 2:31:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “These regulations, shortly to be followed by a new Tea Act currently before parliament are only one of the many measures that the government will implement to reverse the fortunes of the tea sector,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, August 4, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The annual fees for the services rendered shall not exceed 1.5 percent of the net sales value of the tea sold at the auction per year by November 2020,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Offer on all teas processed and manufactured in Kenya for the export market is for sale exclusively at the tea auction floor with the exception of orthodox and purple teas within two months from the commencement date of the regulation,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, August 3, 2020 11:12:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have also suspended pre-shipment approvals and extension of all sugar import permits until further notice,” “The uncoordinated importation of brown sugar has rendered Kenya’s mills uncompetitive. Ex-factory prices for the mills remain at Sh85,260 for a tonne while the CIF price is at Sh60,117 for the same quantity,” External link

standardmedia Monday, August 3, 2020 6:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I have given my undertaking and pronounced that come the next harvesting season, starting early October 2020, the ministry’s management of newly acquired stocks will be under the WRS,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 30, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I signed a Kenya gazette on the extension of the trading licences and a three-month extension of NCE management committee,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, July 14, 2020 10:17:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “If you look at the law, that transfer was not done properly because the Crops Act was never amended. The Crops Act gives the CS mandate to continue running the coffee value chain. CMA amendments originated from the Ministry of Trade but I was not party to that,” “I signed a Kenya gazette on the extension of the trading licenses and a three-month extension of Nairobi Coffee Exchange (NCE) management committee. I will in the next three weeks present the repealed version of the regulations for public participation” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, July 9, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “A shortfall of maize is anticipated, therefore two million bags of 90 kilogramme (kg) white and yellow maize, each will be imported by the private sector as per the gazette notice No. 3234 of April 20,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, July 8, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have suspended all brown (table) sugar imports into the country with immediate effect. We have also suspended pre-shipment approvals and extension of all sugar import permits until further notice,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, July 8, 2020 1:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The main purpose of the project is largely to reduce poverty and food insecurity among the rural poor households by improving the performance of irrigation, marketing infrastructure as well as enhancing methods of post-harvest management of farm produce,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, July 6, 2020 11:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We want to bring back the Kenya Sugar Board to deal with various issues that affects the sugar sector in the country,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, July 6, 2020 12:59:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The Kebs boss should whip his surveillance officials so that they make sure what is being sold in the market and what is being processed in the factories that do animal feeds is of the required quality,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, July 4, 2020 1:43:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : “We want to liberalise the coffee industry more so the coffee market. As farmers, you can choose to take up the credit or not,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 3, 2020 10:15:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have also suspended pre-shipment approvals and extension of all sugar import permits until further notice,” “The uncoordinated importation of brown sugar has rendered Kenya’s mills uncompetitive. Ex-factory prices for the mills remain at Sh85,260 for a tonne compared with the CIF price of Sh60,117 for the same quantity,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, July 3, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Through comprehensive reforms, the government is determined to facilitate a multi-purpose sugar cane industry that is efficient, diversified and globally competitive,” External link

businessdailyafrica Friday, July 3, 2020 10:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Cabinet has decided to approve the lease of five State owned sugar factories. The factories will be leased through long-term leases, at least 20 years,” External link

standardmedia Friday, July 3, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Receive greetings from President Uhuru and Senator Gideon Moi. They said they are coming soon to visit you. They love and care about you,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The national government is committed to supporting the agendas of the county governments to enhance projects aimed at bettering the lives of the people,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:39:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Vaccination is a devolved role but we are coming in to support due to the threat posed to the country," External link

standardmedia Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:10:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Squatters are invading and taking over the assets. We want to see how they can secure the assets to generate revenue,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, June 22, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have been facing a major financial crisis which made it hard to pay our suppliers. However, the money is ready now, and we are in the process of verifying payment claims,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 21, 2020 12:30:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Our country has developed strategies to control these diseases. The strategies call for specific measures to be undertaken by stakeholders to control and eventually eradicate diseases that threaten our livestock population,” “Such measures include putting into place strict movement controls, instituting proper farm biosecurity and regular vaccinations of farm animals” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 21, 2020 10:43:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “It is upon the County Assemblies to ensure that they set aside a fair budget for the vaccination exercise since the livestock function has been fully devolved. If one county decides to vaccinate their animals and the neighboring county fails, then exercise will be in futility as there will be an outbreak of trans-boundary diseases,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:07:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We had deliberations on the key value chains of western Kenya - sugar, coffee, and cotton. And we have briefed the leaders on the progress we have made in the revival of sugar,” “Indeed, we are in the final stages of recommending legislative interventions of creating a sugar board and a sugar levy fund that will make resources available to plough into sugar production” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : “We want to insist that coffee is being revived across the country and not just in Eastern region,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, June 18, 2020 10:29:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya says : “This is a move aimed at locking out the small farmer so that the agency can pick people who will comply with what they want,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, June 16, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Although we are also renovating the New KPCU mills to produce quality coffee, we seek to ensure that farmers have alternatives for milling, which will bring competition to the sector,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, June 14, 2020 9:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “To increase the efficiency and profitability of smallholder farmers there must be the provision of quality fish, seeds, availabity of technical services and capacity building in fish processing and value-addition,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, June 11, 2020 10:59:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The ministry aims to build their capacity to venture into Kenya's deeper waters to increase their yields. Already, 186 fishermen have been trained in Kilifi and Lamu with plans to train more after the pandemic passes,” External link

thestarkenya Thursday, June 11, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We don’t think public resources have been spent well in this facility but I assure you that we will take appropriate action on whoever is responsible for the mess,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, June 7, 2020 12:37:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Farmers who deliver their produce at new KPCU will be given forms to fill so that they benefit from the funds at three per cent interest rate and I advice them to fill them for the next two weeks if possible," External link

thestarkenya Saturday, June 6, 2020 10:33:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We are procuring 10 vehicles from FAO and another 10 through World Bank support,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, June 3, 2020 5:20:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The traders have been restricted to import certain determined quantities needed to fill the gap of what the country needs before the next harvest," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The State has been monitoring prices of all the essentials commodities to make sure that prices don't go beyond what a consumer can afford and also don't go below what producers require for a living," External link

allafrica Monday, June 1, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “As a ministry, we target moving the fishers to the deeper waters by building their capacity to venture into the territorial sea and the Exclusive Zones fisheries,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Coastal communities are poor, have narrow income base, and depend on fisheries for livelihoods, which lead to overfishing pressures,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : “Hii ni nafasi muhimu kwa wakulima wa humu nchini kuzidisha bidii ili kuziba pengo lililoachwa wazi na vitunguu vya nje, ambavyo vilikuwa vikiuzwa bei rahisi,” External link

habarileo Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:10:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We want to see what AFA has achieved so far because it is not easy for it to manage all other agencies that were independent previously. That is one of the works that this task force will look into,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, May 25, 2020 10:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The government will not directly buy, sell maize or set prices of maize. It will no longer purchase, distribute, sell or set prices of fertiliser, seeds or any farm inputs,” External link

nation-ke Monday, May 25, 2020 10:22:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya added : “This sacco is open to any miraa farmer, and it already has more than 10,000 members. We shall even consider rebranding it,” External link

standardmedia Monday, May 25, 2020 8:51:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "No one will be forced to sell their coffee at New KPCU. We have done this in other millers like Dandora and Sagama why do have dissenting voices in Meru," External link

thestarkenya Monday, May 25, 2020 5:15:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about President Trump ) : “Why do you go ahead to oppose the move in Parliament yet you are in the President’s party? If you disobey your political party, you cannot argue that the Constitution has been ignored when you are punished,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I have seen some people saying that Mt Kenya East region is now being side-lined. The ongoing changes should not degenerate into clan politics. The government wants to get the obstacles out of the way,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, May 24, 2020 7:13:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “These seeds require further multiplication and are, therefore, given out to seed producers to multiply for wide distribution to farmers,” External link

nation-ke Friday, May 22, 2020 9:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “To better ensure that NCPB as an organisation executes more effectively and devoid of historical burdens, I direct the technical committee and NCPB board to immediately undertake capacity and suitability vetting of all the serving officers,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “These regulations will improve productivity and efficiency in tea value chain, create transparency and accountability … improve competitiveness of our tea exports in the international market and generate more earnings to the country and farmers from tea exports,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This has been one way of locking out the small farmer so that the KTDA can handpick to comply with what they want,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 21, 2020 10:52:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya expliqué : "Ces réglementations ont pour principal objectif de rééquilibrer les pouvoirs et l'influence des différents acteurs de la chaîne de valeurs et de réduire la charge financière inutile imposée aux producteurs de thé vulnérables" External link

french.china.org.cn Thursday, May 21, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Going forward, the government will focus on its key role that of creating an enabling environment for producers and traders to make and execute commercial decisions while ensuring that commercial interests, especially on imports, do not disadvantage local producers and consumers,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:16:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya told : "We have commissioned a desert locust invasion impact assessment exercise to determine their effects on agriculture since they were reported in the country in December last year," External link

ecns Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : "The survey will determine the extent of damage by the locusts in crops, pasture, environment and natural resources," External link

ecns Tuesday, May 19, 2020 12:22:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have extended the notice because millers said that they needed up to two months to import the produce. I do not know why they did not say this at the beginning before we made the first gazettement,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 19, 2020 9:01:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : "We have commissioned a desert locust invasion impact assessment exercise to determine their effects on agriculture since they were reported in the country in December last year," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya added : "The survey will determine the extent of damage by the locusts in crops, pasture, environment and natural resources," External link

kenyastar Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:05:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : "We have commissioned a desert locust invasion impact assessment exercise to determine their effects on agriculture since they were reported in the country in December last year," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, May 18, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : "The survey will determine the extent of damage by the locusts in crops, pasture, environment and natural resources," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, May 18, 2020 8:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The fisheries and aquaculture has a big potential and there is already a significant gap between the current fish demand of 600,000 tonnes and the national fish production of 150,000 tonnes,” “Kenya aspires to raise the current per capita fish consumption per year from 4.5kg per person per year to over 10kg per person by 2030. This indicates a huge consumption gap and a potential market for the Kenyan fish farmers,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:19:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Our efforts to eradicate them even in those counties are still on, we have our teams on the ground spraying and giving reports. We want to thank all our teams both in the county and national levels for their contribution in making these efforts successful,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “I welcome the red cross who are our new partner in this assessment work. This work is going to involve assessing the impact of our intervention, did we do it well, and where did we go wrong so apart from assessing the damage, they will also be looking at the work we have done so far and the effectiveness of those interventions,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, May 13, 2020 5:16:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Since miraa is not consumed in public places, county governments should facilitate operations by vendors and designate spaces for trading operations, which should be cleaned and sanitised prior, and after operations,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 8, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This is to request your office to disseminated the same to County Governments for domestication and implementation,” External link

thestarkenya Friday, May 8, 2020 4:06:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We do not have any hidden agenda. Phase II of this project comes in September but we can also reduce the time for the second phase depending on availability of funds from counties,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, May 6, 2020 12:07:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We don’t have any stocks in the strategic reserves. What is there is unfit for consumption and will be given to cement manufacturers to be used as fuel,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, May 5, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We want to tell those who are hoarding maize to release [stocks] now to the market before the prices start coming down,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, April 27, 2020 11:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The government was not aware of the said AGM. There is no board in place to have called for the meeting as we are currently in the process of constituting one," "For people who are engaging in wishful thinking and want to reap where they did not sow, this is not an opportunity and we will not give them the chance," External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, April 21, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Some component of these funds will be used in marketing. We want to improve the productivity of specialty coffee and link farmers to direct markets in order to eliminate the issue of cartels,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, April 20, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “All tea produced...for the export market shall within two months after coming into effect of these rules be sold exclusively through the auction,” “The sale by private treaty – commonly known as direct sales overseas – is outlawed” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya added : “At 2.5 per cent of the value of tea sales for management services, KTDA and its subsidiaries gobble Sh.1.6 billion to Sh2 billion annually,” “The hefty fees and toxic clauses in the management agreement are a result of a lopsided, opaque and highly conflicted contractual relationship between KTDA and factory limited companies” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 18, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya told : “In the process, the government ended up losing a lot of money as the poor families continued suffering,” External link

nation-ke Friday, April 17, 2020 11:05:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The study would undertake a historic audit and tracing of deductions of money belonging to smallholder tea growers over the last 10 years, and evaluate the management of the KTDA holding,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 17, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Any teas that are not sold during a particular auction shall be re-listed for sale during the subsequent auction,” External link

standardmedia Friday, April 17, 2020 2:59:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “There has been an impact on export because of the coronavirus that has disrupted logistics world over and led to closure of some markets through lockdowns as countries try to combat the virus,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, April 14, 2020 10:42:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Distributing the funds has begun after we received all the funds from the Treasury. I want to warn the cartels who are trying to frustrate our efforts to know that we are not going to stop,” External link

businessdailyafrica Thursday, April 9, 2020 11:34:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We know what goes on at the auction. Huge volumes are withdrawn from the trading floor when KTDA and Eatta connive to negotiate a back deal price for the same tea, we are going to stop this,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “KTDA is a dominant player in the tea sector and these are some of the things that have led to malpractices in the sector as they abuse their dominance,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, April 8, 2020 11:58:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This is to ensure that the maize being imported is not cheaper than what is available locally. All these are measures are to ensure the availability of food and animal feeds as the country faces this disease,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 8, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have not yet reached there, but these traders should know that we shall not hesitate in invoking the Price Control Act to safeguard the consumers,” External link

businessdailyafrica Tuesday, April 7, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This will ensure farmers get a fair share from coffee contribution to the coffee value chain,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 6, 2020 12:41:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya notes : “Ensure that cargo crew is screened at the point of departure or in designate screening points along the routes,” External link

thestarkenya Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:45:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have not reached there yet, but businesspeople should stay warned that we will not hesitate to invoke the Price Control (essential goods) Act to protect the public,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya added : “The money will be used to turn the sector around, digitise the coffee industry and refurbish the processing structure by the end of the month,” External link

nation-ke Saturday, April 4, 2020 11:50:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "We plan to launch the coffee sector restructuring plan later this month and have set aside 1 billion shillings (about 10 million U.S. dollars) to facilitate its implementation," "The phase one of this plan includes refurbishing coffee factories, infrastructure development and reorganization of farmer cooperatives," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, April 3, 2020 7:53:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Farmers should take advantage of the current rains and plant. We are alive to the fact that the country needs to be food secure even during this pandemic. We should also be aware that the agriculture sector will play a big role to steer this economy past this pandemic,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, April 1, 2020 6:18:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Due to the lockdown in most countries in Europe, flower farms have lost more than 70 per cent of their income over the last month. Vegetable and fruit markets remain with minimal activities as exporters are shipping only 25-30 per cent of their normal capacity and many contracted outgrower farmers have reported losses due to non-collection of their produce from their farms,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, April 1, 2020 9:49:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “In order to avoid shortages, it is important that we keep the supply chains going. The supply of staple commodities must function well. Farm, livestock and fish production inputs and produce need to be transported to where they are needed most,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, April 1, 2020 7:20:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “While the control operation has proceeded well, some locusts matured and laid eggs that have hatched into hoppers, some developing to first generation immature swarms,” External link

businessdailyafrica Sunday, March 29, 2020 10:24:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The desert locust invasion has significantly and adversely affected pasture in counties in arid and semi-arid land in northern Kenya," External link

xinhuanet_en Wednesday, March 25, 2020 8:01:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The global experience with BT cotton adopting countries shows the improved variety is a viable intervention to help boost cotton production by addressing the challenges caused by pests in addition to increased yields per unit area and lower cost of production,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “With the advancement of science and technology such as Bt Cotton, opportunities now exist for rollout of interventions that can turn the cotton, textile and apparel sector around quickly,” External link

independent-UG Wednesday, March 18, 2020 12:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We are not going to import maize until a proper assessment has been done and approved by the Cabinet,” External link

businessdailyafrica Monday, March 16, 2020 11:05:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “All government owned sugar factories will have to be privitised because there is no need to continue having them when a farmer who supplies raw materials keep on suffering,” External link

standardmedia Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:23:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya déclaré : "La phase III de notre campagne de lutte contre les criquets pèlerins vise à empêcher les larves nouvellement écloses de se transformer en essaims. Nous sommes également à l'affût pour intercepter les nouveaux jeunes essaims venus de Somalie qui s'abattent sur le nord du Kenya" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya déclaré : "Pour le moment, nous travaillons avec l'Organisation des Nations unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) pour établir des bases opérationnelles dans le nord du Kenya et renforcer nos mesures d'urgence en cas d'invasion de criquets" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:51:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have received Sh1.9 billion from the two institutions and this will go a long way in combating the locust menace,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “This will go a long way in safeguarding both human health, animal health and the environment and also enhance productivity as it relates to food security, safety and trade,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, March 11, 2020 10:14:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya afirmou : “Queremos acabar com esta criminalidade e brutalidade, e queremos colocar os burros de volta no lugar certo na nossa sociedade, que é a apoiar estilos de vida e a assegurar meios de transporte cruciais” External link

observador Wednesday, March 11, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : “Immediately a swarm is reported, its movement is monitored both on the ground and in the air using the surveillance aircraft. The coordinates of the roosting site (where the swarm settles for the night) are shared with the Coordination team and an aircraft is deployed for spraying of the swarm before they can move, mainly the following morning,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:17:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya added : “Immediately a swarm is reported, its movement is monitored both on the ground and in the air using the surveillance aircraft. The coordinates of the roosting site (where the swarm settles for the night) are shared with the Coordination team and an aircraft is deployed for spraying of the swarm before they can move, mainly the following morning,” External link

capitalfm Wednesday, March 11, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The new seed will boost cotton production by improving yield per unit area and guarantee our textile factories of sufficient raw materials,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We want to see primary processing of the cotton to be done in ginneries that we are trying to revive in different parts of the country to create job opportunities,” External link

standardmedia Wednesday, March 11, 2020 12:12:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Farmers will buy fertiliser from manufacturers through the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) and Kenya National Trading Corporation (KNTC) at a cost of 2,300 across the country,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Just bear with us this planting season in buying the fertiliser from NCPB and KNTC but from next season, we will be using the voucher system in order to block the cartels who have been frustrating our farmers,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 3:36:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Apart from the Cabinet approval, all other policy ingredients, including the necessary legislation, are in place for the roll-out of the BT cotton,” “Each demonstration farm will train close to 100 farmers to create a pool of the opening batch that will form the initial catchment in readiness for full commercial Bt cotton farming,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have taken long to get here but cotton production and the textile industry used to be major income earners for many communities before they were brought down by inappropriate macroeconomic policies,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:59:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya asked : “I have seen that a few youths were sent to disrupt a meeting aimed at raising funds for needy children. How do you pay youths to disrupt such a meeting yet you have been elected to promote the very education?” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Let us meet in a public rally at Maili Tatu or Maua town and see how many youths he has. We will not cover up anyone’s wrongs. He should finish doing the roads before making noise,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:25:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya asked : “I have seen that a few youths were sent to disrupt a meeting aimed at raising funds for the needy children. How do you pay youths to disrupt such a meeting yet you have been elected to promote the very education?” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Let us meet in a public rally at Maili Tatu or Maua town and see how many youths he has. We will not cover up anyone’s wrongs. He should finish doing the roads before making noise,” External link

nation-ke Monday, March 9, 2020 9:25:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Let us meet in a public rally at Maili Tatu or Maua town and see how many youths he has. We will not cover up anyone’s wrongs. He should finish doing the roads before making noise,” External link

nation-ke Sunday, March 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Kenya must get an agreement with the US, otherwise our trade will come to closure because we cannot wait until AGOA is gone then our trade collapses, we have to prepare," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya commented : "We have already notified the EAC members so that we can negotiate in good faith," External link

allafrica Tuesday, March 3, 2020 9:23:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “They (Uhuru and Raila) have made a brave decision to unite us, as Kenyans. Political propaganda BBI is not aimed at helping anyone get a seat. Those who are saying otherwise are peddling propaganda,” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Uhuru Kenyatta ) : “Mt Kenya (people) have no problem with you. You are a hero, and we know your father. We know Uhuru and his father. Unite us and take us forward” External link

standardmedia Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:21:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The main approach is to address the effects of climate change and the challenges that constrain agricultural output, productivity and natural resource management in Kenya today,” External link

nation-ke Friday, February 28, 2020 9:10:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We have even tried government to government procurement, but Japan said private sector issues should not be handled by government,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The biggest problem we are confronting right now is the nymphs and hoppers that have hatched from the mature locusts. That is the danger we face but we are working to contain it,” External link

standardmedia Thursday, February 27, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The rampant slaughtering of donkeys has led to massive unemployment in areas where donkeys are (an economic) mainstay for residents,” External link

nation-ke Wednesday, February 26, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The biggest challenge for SMEs is not the traditional taxes even though that is also being looked into. It is the multiple licences and fees that they pay,” “They may not reflect in the traditional licences but the taxes that you pay in piecemeal to county governments and other agencies is what makes the burden very heavy for SMEs,” External link

businessdailyafrica Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:26:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya précisé : "L'objectif global de l'action positive est de fournir un marché pour les produits locaux" External link

french.china.org.cn Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12:50:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We reached a decision that the trade in donkey meat was a bad idea,” External link

standardmedia Tuesday, February 25, 2020 3:02:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya alisema : ''Tunawapatia kipindi cha mwezi mmoja wamiliki wa vichinjio vya punda kubadili vichinjio hivyo kuvibadili kuwa vichinjio vya wanyama wengine wa kawaida. Haki miliki ya picha Getty Images Image caption Uchina ni mnunuzi mkuu wa nyama na bidhaa za punda nchini Kenya. Tangazo la marufuku ya vichinjio vya punda limekua ni ahueni kwa wakulima na wanaharakati wa haki za wanyama ambao kwa muda wamekua wakipinga kuchinjwa kwa nyama ya punda nchini Kenya. Kwa miaka kadhaa wamekua wakiandamana katika ameneo ya Baringo, Machakosi na Turkana wakidai kuongezeka kwa uhitaji wa nyama ya punda kumesababisha kuongezeka kwa wizi wa punda. Idadi ya Punda nchini Kenya imekuwa ikipungua. Kundi hilo la mtandao wa watetezi wa haki za wanyama, (ANAW) lilimesema kuwa punda wamekuwa wakitoweka haraka sana. Ripoti ilisema tangu kufunguliwa kwa maeneo manne ya machinjio ya punda kwa ajili ya biashara mwaka 2016, '' External link

bbc-swahili Tuesday, February 25, 2020 11:30:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "The Government of Kenya has applied to extend the boundary to 350 nautical miles limit for exploitation of bottom ocean seabed resources," External link

thestarkenya Tuesday, February 25, 2020 5:35:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Peter Munya ) : “Some projects were launched even before being factored by the government. There were no funds allocated, no planning and tendering. This was the main challenge with the "tumetenga" (we've set aside) leaders," Munya said. He said the move to launch such projects has now caused problems for the area MPs. "They have now left a hot nail in the wound, a thorn in the MPs' flesh. The MPs have many questions than they can handle because most projects have stalled for more than three years. We know also of some cartels derailing development. Some contractors are lazy as well, they need to speed up,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Don’t take it to be a war, relax. Do not worry because many questions come your way as an elected leader. I am also asked, blamed and drawn on newspapers as the biggest locust fighting locusts,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “Don’t be worried. They are going to die,” External link

standardmedia Monday, February 17, 2020 5:51:00 PM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The rules and guidelines of the EAC Customs Union Protocol require that we formally notify the EAC states of our intentions. There hasn’t been any signing of a trade deal. We will notify the EAC once the deal is in place,” External link

theCitizen Monday, February 17, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “The deal requires many months of negotiations, because the US Congress is yet to debate and approve it. It is only when it does that we can begin to talk about an FTA,” External link

theCitizen Monday, February 17, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We do not want to be in a trap like we are currently in under the EPAs where we are yet to reach a signed pact since 2007,” External link

theCitizen Monday, February 17, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya noted : "The pesticide that we got from Japan is effective and not harmful to the environment," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya stated : "We were faced by the challenge of pesticide shortage but we have some now and have also placed orders for more," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : "Starting Monday, the first lot of 250 youths will kick-start their training on motorised, hand and mobile spraying at Yatta training field," External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 17, 2020 12:51:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “The rules and guidelines of the EAC Customs Union Protocol require that we formally notify the EAC states of our intentions. There hasn’t been any signing of a trade deal. We will notify the EAC once the deal is in place,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Bernadine Natalie Moni Elimbi ) : “The deal requires many months of negotiations, because the US Congress is yet to debate and approve it. It is only when it does that we can begin to talk about an FTA,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “We do not want to be in a trap like we are currently in under the EPAs where we are yet to reach a signed pact since 2007,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 16, 2020 11:53:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said : “spray the locusts at the nymph stage before they fly, once the eggs hatch. We are also increasing the aerial spraying and surveillance to 20 planes,” External link

EastAfrican Sunday, February 16, 2020 7:46:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Peter Munya ) : “It is time the crisis was declared a national disaster. I have visited several areas invaded trying to chase them. There are a lot of them at Kathangacini and Maragwa in Gatunga ward. We are tired screaming and whistling to chase the insects," he said. Kindiki toured Maragwa and Kathangacini locations to assess the damage in Gatunga in Tharaka constituency last week on Wednesday. The locusts have been reported in Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Kajiado, Samburu, Garissa, Baringo, Meru, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Embu, Machakos and Makueni counties. The first swarm crossed the border into Kenya from Somalia last year on December 28. Other swarms continue to come in from Ethiopia. An estimated 20,000 hectares have been invaded across the 14 counties. Kindiki urged the national government to carry out an assessment of the damage that could lead to famine so as to compensate farmers. Agriculture CS Peter Munya had said the heavy rains (which have subsided) are slowing down efforts to control the destructive pests. "We have also been experiencing delays and shortage of the chemicals which are not found locally and are imported from Japan,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 10, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
governor70.83%EN10/07/201707/10/2017
predecessor0.18%EN09/27/201727/09/2017
leader1.80%EN09/22/201722/09/2017
gouverneur0.09%FR09/04/201704/09/2017
chief0.09%EN08/18/201718/08/2017
chairman23.34%EN08/10/201710/08/2017
pnu party leader0.27%EN08/04/201704/08/2017
boss0.63%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
chairperson0.54%EN04/02/201702/04/2017
président0.45%FR03/15/201715/03/2017
public service commission chairperson0.09%EN02/23/201723/02/2017
county boss0.09%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
devolution cabinet secretary0.36%EN11/05/201605/11/2016
governor0.63%SA09/07/201407/09/2014
county governor0.54%EN11/09/201309/11/2013
mp0.09%EN11/16/200616/11/2006
Names Lang Count
Peter MunyaEN97.12%
PETER MUNYAEN1.92%
Peter MunyaFR0.67%
Peter MunyaSA0.19%
Peter MunyaSO0.10%


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Adolf Mkenda said ( about Peter Munya ) : "To ensure things go well on our borders, I have talked to Kenya's trade minister and agriculture minister Peter Munya, who is on his way to Namanga to implement the directives of our leaders so that businesses could continue as usual," External link

allafrica Friday, May 14, 2021 3:36:00 AM EAT

Uhuru Kenyatta said ( about Peter Munya ) : “On the maize that has been laying on the border points, I am giving you the CS (Peter Munya) two weeks to solve the issue. There is no need to hurt our people,” External link

thestarkenya Wednesday, May 5, 2021 5:33:00 PM EAT

Bonny Khalwale said ( about Peter Munya ) : “CS Munya gave sugar mills up to April 1 to start paying Sh4,040 per tonne of sugarcane. Sugar mills have been paying the Sh3,700 since 2018, yet farmers incur huge expenses during farming,” External link

standardmedia Monday, April 19, 2021 1:25:00 AM EAT

Margaret Kobia said ( about Peter Munya ) : “We shall plan with CS Munya, MPs and MCAs for residents to understand the importance of the documents. I know we will all support the President’s agenda,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, January 25, 2021 9:52:00 AM EAT

David Murathe said ( about Peter Munya ) : “Meru is Mount Kenya. In the new formation, whatever happens, Mt Kenya must be in it. And I am announcing today. The best of Mt Kenya in this formation will be Munya. Wapende wasipende (like it or not),” External link

standardmedia Friday, August 21, 2020 12:26:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Peter Munya ) : “Some projects were launched even before being factored by the government. There were no funds allocated, no planning and tendering. This was the main challenge with the "tumetenga" (we've set aside) leaders," Munya said. He said the move to launch such projects has now caused problems for the area MPs. "They have now left a hot nail in the wound, a thorn in the MPs' flesh. The MPs have many questions than they can handle because most projects have stalled for more than three years. We know also of some cartels derailing development. Some contractors are lazy as well, they need to speed up,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 24, 2020 6:57:00 AM EAT

Peter Munya said ( about Peter Munya ) : “It is time the crisis was declared a national disaster. I have visited several areas invaded trying to chase them. There are a lot of them at Kathangacini and Maragwa in Gatunga ward. We are tired screaming and whistling to chase the insects," he said. Kindiki toured Maragwa and Kathangacini locations to assess the damage in Gatunga in Tharaka constituency last week on Wednesday. The locusts have been reported in Mandera, Wajir, Marsabit, Isiolo, Kajiado, Samburu, Garissa, Baringo, Meru, Laikipia, Tharaka Nithi, Kitui, Embu, Machakos and Makueni counties. The first swarm crossed the border into Kenya from Somalia last year on December 28. Other swarms continue to come in from Ethiopia. An estimated 20,000 hectares have been invaded across the 14 counties. Kindiki urged the national government to carry out an assessment of the damage that could lead to famine so as to compensate farmers. Agriculture CS Peter Munya had said the heavy rains (which have subsided) are slowing down efforts to control the destructive pests. "We have also been experiencing delays and shortage of the chemicals which are not found locally and are imported from Japan,” External link

thestarkenya Monday, February 10, 2020 10:39:00 PM EAT