Hours after the Senate majority whip Irungu Kang’ata surfaced with a letter indicating that the BBI will fail in the Mount Kenya region ODM has responded with a terse statement.
The Orange party criticized the senate majority leader for the letter which was celebrated by the Tanga Tanga faction members led by Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria for confirming his views.
Through the party’s election director and the leader of the minority in the parliament Junet Mohamed, castigated the report insisting that the initiative will go on as planned.
Based on the letter, Kang’ata had said that the document was unpopular in the region, hence limiting the chances of a referendum pulling through in the president’s backyard.
“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.
His report was met by mixed reactions and fierce criticism by a section of leaders from the Tanga Tanga faction and the Mt. Kenya region.
Led by Nyeri township Member of Parliament Ngunjiru Wambugu who castigated his move to conduct a survey on the report terming it misguided.
“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.
Kang’ata sentiments were echoed by Jubilee Deputy secretary General and Soi Member of Parliament 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.