Mwangi Kiunjuri’s last press conference a few days ago sparked controversy.
He had asked Kenyans to take photos of locusts so that the Government would authenticate whether they were genuine.
“If you see any insect that you suspect could be a locust, take a picture and post on social media so we can confirm for you what insect it really is,” he said.
On Tuesday, these words seem to haunt him as Kenyans on Twitter likened him to the insects after he was sacked from the Cabinet.
Mukami Mungai : “Mwangi Kiunjuri is the locust that he told us was supposed to be sprayed? Finally, President Uhuru Kenyatta has sprayed him to death. Out of the Cabinet. Viva!”
Bravin Yuri: “It took Locusts for President Uhuru Kenyatta to sack Mwangi Kiunjuri. Never underestimate the Power of Nature & small people working together. Seems Pharaoh Listened to the Plague after all. Mwangi Kiunjuri is the Worst CS ever.”
Below are some of the responses to his sacking:
From the Mwangi Kiunjuri's Sacking I've learned that no one should ever under estimate the power of locust 😂 pic.twitter.com/UpKXmEHSKV
— ÑÉGÀGÂ 🇰 (@kevinFult) January 14, 2020
Mwangi Kiunjuri has been fired by Despot Uhuru Kenyatta because he refused to join the Organized Mafia's #BBINonsense whose PRINCIPAL agenda is helping Uhuru Kenyatta cling to power. Uhuru has CONSTRUCTIVELY dismissed @WilliamsRuto, too – in violation of the Constitution.
— Dr. Miguna Miguna (@MigunaMiguna) January 14, 2020
We will all remember Mwangi Kiunjuri as the "Locust CS" in the future. #UhuruAddress
— Kwale Gunner 🇰🇪 (@Sam_Lulli) January 14, 2020
— Mozzart🇰🇪 (@pinngponng) January 14, 2020
Mutahi Kagwe :Health
CS National Treasury: Ukur Yattani
CS Defense: Monica Juma
CS Agriculture: Peter Munya
CS Foreign Affairs: Raychelle Omamo
CS Labour: Simon Chelugui
CS for Sports : Joe Okudo
Mwangi Kiunjuri fired, he was a Locust in the cabinet pic.twitter.com/VmX5UEXTwv
— The Senator 🇰🇪 (@The_Senator045) January 14, 2020
— The African Voice (@teddyeugene) January 14, 2020