By Standard Team
Agriculture Minister William Ruto says he would only take responsibility for the maize scam if others do so.
"I have no problem taking responsibility if others take theirs. I do not distribute responsibilities in Government," Mr Ruto said, yesterday.
At the same time, Ruto insisted he had not signed any papers instructing the NCBP to give maize to a disabled person.
"I only instructed my personal assistant to write a letter to allow the disabled person get maize. Unfortunately, the person did not get the maize," Ruto said at his office. He said the Strategic Grain Reserve does not fall under his ministry.
"Those looking for those responsible for the Strategic Grain Reserve should know there is a ministry for that," Ruto said, alluding to the Special Programmes ministry headed by Dr Naomi Shaban.
And three MPs want Prime Minister Raila Odinga to resign over what they called âhis failure to supervise and coordinate government ministriesâ as well as the maize scandal.
Led by Nominated MP George Nyamweya, the MPs asked the PM to lead by example by stepping aside.
"The PM said he would lead by example. The maize scandal, which threatened the lives of Kenyans, now touches on his own office," said Mr Nyamweya.