Murang'a Senator Irungu Kang'ata has been removed as Senate Majority Whip.

In an announcement on Tuesday, Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju noted that Kang'ata will be replaced by Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi.

During the presser, Tuju dismissed claims that Kang'ata was removed over his letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta on the popularity of the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) in Mt Kenya region.

According to Tuju, Senator Kang'ata has every right to make his opinion known on matters of public interest, however, there are channels to be followed when addressing the party leadership. 

"They have a right to be heard. Sen. Kang’ata has tried to give the impression that the reason why he’s being released of his responsibility has something to do with the letter he wrote the president which is not true. The manner in which he did it was wrong. There are ways of addressing issues with decorum when you want to talk to the leadership of the party," Tuju said while announcing the ouster.


Kang'ata now joins Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Nakuru's Susan Kihika who suffered the same fate a few months ago.

Meanwhile, the Jubilee disciplinary committee on Monday expelled six nominated senators over claims of being disloyal to the party that nominated them to Parliament.

The expelled senators include; Millicent Omanga, Isaac Mwaura, Mary Yiane, Waqo Naomi Jilo, Prengei Victor and Iman Falhada Dekow