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Kenyatta Unveils Refurbished Kenya Meat Commission following re-modelling by KDF

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 24-President Uhuru Kenyatta has unveiled the refurbished Meat Commission depot on Landhies Road, Nairobi, as part of KDF remodeling.

The move comes eight months after the head of state transferred the commission to the Ministry of Defence through an Executive Order.

Thereafter, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya directed Livestock Principal Secretary Harry Kimtai to facilitate the transfer of Kenya Meat Commission (KMC).

“Following the transfer of ministerial responsibility of the Kenya Meat Commission to the Ministry of Defence by the President, you are directed to facilitate a seamless transfer of Kenya Meat Commission to the Ministry of Defence,” said Munya.

However, there was a court order issued in the period barring the transfer of KMC to the defense ministry.

This is after the Law Society of Kenya moved to court challenging the restructuring of the Kenya Meat Commission.

Senators equally opposed the move citing lack of public participation before the decision was made.

The order granted the government 90 days to revert KMC to the Agriculture ministry terming the president’s decision as unconstitutional.

In June 2020, the government announced that it would inject Sh80 million into upgrading the KMC factory in the next financial year even as it planned to sell it to a strategic investor.

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