Murang’a Senator who is also serving as the Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata has dismissed claims by Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala that he is a dictator and that he uses political black mail and intimidations to achieve his goals in the Senate.
The two Senators engaged themselves in a heated debate during an interview on Citizen TV where Senator Malala alleged that Kang’ata is a dictator who uses black mail and intimidations to get what he wants in the Senate.
“Senator Irungu Kang’ata is a very good leader but his biggest undoing is that he is a dictator, he has doublespeak, and he is the ‘deep state’ of the Senate.
“When he wanted the National Super Alliance (NASA) to support his amendments, he threatened that if we do not support the amendments, then he shall be done or the Mount Kenya Region would be done with the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI),”Malala stated.
Senator Kang’ata however rubbished his claims and noted that Malala’s arguments were on personality as opposed to dealing with the current issue. He further stated that he knows Malala’s bad characters but he declined to disclose them on a national TV.
“I am a bit surprised by what my brother has said on national TV, reason being that he is my personal friend. Before we came to this show, we agreed on certain rules of engagement including not being personal.
“I know a lot about my brother (Cleophas Malala) which I will not disclose on national TV, I give him the liberty to talk lies and malign my name for no good reasons but I will not be drawn into a personal fight,” Kang’ata stated.
The Senate has been on stalemate over the County Revenue Allocation Formula which has seen the Senators debate on for the ninth time without success.