Editor's Review

  • Murathe maintains that Kang'ata was right to speak his mind on BBI.
  • However, Murathe stated that Kang'ata chose the wrong channel. 

Jubilee Party Vice Chairman David Murathe has defended Senate Majority Chief Whip Irungu Kanga'ta for his letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta regarding the BBI fortunes in Mt. Kenya region.

Speaking on Thursday, Murathe said Senator Kang'ata should not be rebuked since he spoke the truth.

However, Murathe said Kang'ata spoke the truth, only that he chose the wrong method.

"Kang'ata choose the wrong method to address the BBI issues but what he said was nothing short of the truth," said David Murathe.

Murathe who is a close ally to President Uhuru Kenyatta said those campaigning for the BBI are lying to the President that it is popular in the Mt.Kenya region.

"Those people going around telling the President that they are campaigning for the BBI are all lying. No one has has reached to the people in Mt.Kenya to explain to the people the gains of the BBI," he said.

He added; "Kang'ata is a youthful leader full of vigour and that could be the issue, probably. In our meeting with the National Management Commiitee, we saw it appropriate to talk to him(Kang'ata). I am among the people who fronted Kang'ata for the senate leadership."

Murathe further hailed Kang'ata's leadership and said he will specifically look for him to find out what had angered him.