Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata has claimed that his life is in danger over his recent letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta over BBI’s popularity in Mount Kenya region.

Speaking on Monday during a press briefing at Parliament Buildings, Kang’ata claimed that he has been receiving death threats through SMS.

He further noted that unknown persons have been piling pressure on him to disown the letter.

“I have forwarded the text messages to DCI to an officer known as Mr Mwangi who is in charge of the investigations. I hope that the culprits will be brought to book,” he said.

Meanwhile, Senator Kang’ata noted that he still holds the same viewpoint regarding BBI’s popularity in the Mt Kenya region, and is ready for any consequences including de-whipping.

He, however, said he’ll not engage the Head of State in an exchange over the letter as he respects him.

“If it comes to that (de-whipping), I will abide by the decision made by my party.

“I urge all to exercise honesty and truthfulness. Let us first acknowledge that my letter has ignited some action. I only echoed cumulative information that had been brought to my attention from public acquaintances, career peers and my supporters… he is my boss, I respect him and his government,” Kang’ata said.