Newly appointed Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya has reversed an order by his predecessor Mwangi Kiunjuri, who was sacked yesterday in the latest reorganisation of government.
"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," Kiunjuri had said.
Munya told members not to send the Ministry of Agriculture pictures of insects that they suspect resemble locusts as Kiunjuri had urged members of the public.
The new Agriculture CS assured members of the public that the ministry had dispatched competent individuals with the scientific know-how to identify locusts when they spot the insects.
"Please stop sending us photos of locusts anymore, we already have competent people on the ground who are using scientific methods to identify them,” Munya said on Wednesday after taking charge of the ministry.
Kiunjuri caused quite a storm on social media after urging members of the public to send the ministry photos, turning him into a laughing stock especially on social media platforms as users circulated memes with his face online.
A section of Kenyans used the appeal by Kiunjuri as a basis for saying that he was not qualified for the CS job.