Fresh troubles have emerged in the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) camp as a leaked letter by the Senate Majority leader Irungu Kang’ata addressed to President Uhuru reveals that the document is bound to fail.
In a letter seen by a local daily, the senate majority whip said that the constitutional amendment through the document is very unpopular in the president’s backyard, and is bound to flop.
The Senate majority leader said that the document is unpopular in the region with six out of the ten people interviewed rejecting the document because it is perceived to be the ruling faction’s agenda.
In his letter dated December 30th, 2020, Kang’ata told President Kenyatta that the Provincial administration’s role in the process contributed to its dislike in Mt. Kenya, hence straining chances of a referendum sailing through in the region.
“The role of the provincial administration & other forms of hard tactics in BBI mobilization is being framed as an example of government using its hard power to force citizens to endorse BBI I propose we find ways of government wears velvet gloves.”
“Based on a survey I conducted during the December holidays, I have to the conclusion, BBI is unpopular in Mt Kenya… Out of every 10 persons I surveyed, six opposed it, two support it, and two others are indifferent,” his letter read in part.
He however added that his survey did not indicate a countrywide failure of the document, but rather Mt. Kenya sample and observation.
His revelation was met by fierce criticism by a section of Mt Kenya leaders, led by Nyeri Township member of parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu, terming his actions for conducting a survey on the report and leaking the letter to the public misguide.
“Majority Whip Senator Kang’ata can write a letter to our Party Leader and President criticizing a decision the President has made and then not only leak it to the press and share it only but also seek media interviews to discuss it,” Ngunjiri argued.
On the contrary, the DP Ruto’s led Tanga Tanga faction led by Moses Kuria lauded the senator for confirming what they have been saying.
“1st December 2020 I said it. 3rd January 2021 Sen Kangata has confirmed it. Now that a system insider (Not Deplorables like me) has said it I hope someone listens- and acts on it,” Kuria opined.
His words were echoed by the Soy counterpart and the Jubilee Deputy Secretary-General Caleb Kositany.
“This is most welcome, I just hope Hon Kang’ata is not in trouble. My question is what’s the reaction of the deep state boys and girls?” Kositany opined.