Murang’a Woman Representative Sabina Chege has revealed that Senator Irungu Kang’ata was not de-whipped from the position of Senate Majority Chief Whip, because of the controversial letter he wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The MP said Kang’ata was de-whipped because of his conduct, and the decision was because Jubilee looked at what was good for the party.
“Kang’ata was not suspended for writing the letter to the head of state, Kang’ata was removed from the position because of his conduct. There’s no way you can write a letter to the head of state and then leak it to the media if he meant well," Ms. Chege said.
"We have not looked at the personal interest, we have gone beyond what is good even for the party and with his position as Majority Chief Whip, there’s a way he was supposed to conduct himself,” she added.
Kang'ata on Supporting Ruto
The Woman Rep further challenged the Senator to explain to people of Murang'a what his letter to the Head of State was during an event in Murang’a and he couldn’t.
“I am from Murang’a County, Kang’ata gave his views, not the views of Murang’a County people it's very clear. When you say he talked to people, I don’t know which people," the MP said.
"I met him on the ground and I said can you please explain to the people what your letter was all about, he couldn’t,” she continued.
Kang'ata hinted he will likely support Deputy President William Ruto’s presidential bid in 2022.
He added he will base his support for the DP on President Uhuru Kenyatta’s public declaration regarding Ruto’s presidential ambitions in the past.