Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kang’ata has once again criticized the BBI process. 

Speaking on Sunday, Kang’ata called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to shelve the BBI process since it was not necessary for solving the economic challenge facing Kenyans. 

According to the Murang’a senator, the Mt Kenya region was interested in coffee and tea talk, and not the BBI debate.

He stated that after listening to the Mt Kenya region, BBI campaigns should be shelved and solve agricultural issues facing tea and coffee farmers addressed.

“I’ve been listening to the people who want coffee and tea issues to be addressed first. People want to have money in their pockets,” said the senator.

He added that BBI will not see the light of the day unless all politicians in the country come on board.

“Unless we see major political party leaders like Moses Wetang’ula, Musalia Mudavadi, Kalonzo Musyoka, Dr. William Ruto, Raila Odinga, and the President in the forefront in drumming up support for the BBI then it will not sail through,” he added.

Kang’ata was speaking at AIPCA Kangaara church in Gitugi, in Mathioya on Sunday where he defended his move to write an open letter to the President, saying, he only performed his duties of being a perfect and telling the truth to the President. 

“I respect the President, but my duties as the Senate Chief Whip should be telling him the truth and what the people want. I will continue telling the truth without fear or favor,” he said.

His sentiments come as President Uhuru Kenyatta begins the process to popularize the BBI in the Mt. Kenya region.