Senate Majority Whip Irung’u Kang’ata has shared the behind the scenes intrigues over his controversial letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
In the letter, Kang’ata called on President Uhuru to shelve the BBI process in Mt. Kenya over unpopularity.
Following the letter, there were calls for Irungu to recant it and apologize.
Speaking during a recent interview, the Murang’a senator noted that he received a call from Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju to resign if he failed to recant the letter.
“The first to reach out to me expressing all manner of panic-driven threats was Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju. He urged me to resign as Senate chief whip if I would not have recanted the letter by January 5,” said Tuju.
Irungu notes that he declined Tuju’s request stating that he did anything wrong.
“I told him I could not do so because I did nothing wrong. Mr. Tuju told me the BBI bosses were not happy with me. He said (Orange Democratic Movement – ODM – leader Raila) Odinga was not happy with me for blocking his endearing project in Mt Kenya ahead of the General Election. I told him my concern was not Mr. Odinga but Mt Kenya people and our President,” added Tuju.
Following the letter, many political players claimed that Kang’ata was on his way to join the Tangatanga team. He has since denied the allegations.