The Star (Kenya) - - Politics Profile -

2015: “I have not aban­doned my con­stituents who elected me in 2013. The po­si­tion of the Cabi­net Sec­re­tary al­lows me to serve all Kenyans. I don’t see it as giv­ing up some­thing for an­other, it is about serv­ing the peo­ple – there is no con­flict in my view.”

2016: “Min­eral re­sources be­long to the na­tional gov­ern­ment. In­vestors have been forced to stop their op­er­a­tions be­cause of wran­gles be­tween them and the com­mu­nity. It is un­for­tu­nate that, de­spite the huge min­eral de­posits in most re­gions, res­i­dents lan­guished in ab­ject poverty. As a min­istry, we will not al­low wran­gles to con­tinue depriv­ing cit­i­zens the ben­e­fits of these re­sources. The dis­pute has stalled de­vel­op­ment in the coun­try at large. This is deny­ing the na­tional and county gov­ern­ments rev­enue worth bil­lions of shillings.”

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